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Re: New ELPA policy proposal

From: Oleh Krehel
Subject: Re: New ELPA policy proposal
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 08:26:26 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Oleh Krehel <address@hidden>
>> Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:15:29 +0100
>> 3. On Emacs release, we'll have emacs.tar (for people with low
>> bandwidth) and emacs-with-elpa.tar (the recommended download). The user
>> will have several options to configure the Emacs installation:
>>     a. Only core Emacs.
>>     b. Core Emacs with a separate offline ELPA repository. The user will
>>     be able to install from this offline ELPA repository at any time.
>>     This should be a nice default option, I think.
>>     c. Emacs with all ELPA packages installed, because why not?
> Why not have only one distribution, the full one?

If fine with it, if that's what we agree upon. Some people might still
care about bandwidth. I don't. But we do offer emacs-24.5.tar.gz and
emacs-24.5.tar.xz variants currently, I assume it's for the purposes of

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