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Re: ELPA policy

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: ELPA policy
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 08:37:40 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

>>>>> Jorge A Alfaro-Murillo <address@hidden> writes:

>> Including a package in tarball ELPA means that the Emacs project has
>> decided that the package is sufficiently important to be made immediately
>> available to all Emacs users with no effort on their part beyond installing
>> Emacs from the tarball.
>> That implies a certain level of maturity and quality, and implies that it
>> should be favored over other similar packages.

> Would that just be packages that are currently in core? Because AUCTeX
> definitely fits that description. I have always been curious as why it is
> not in core currently.

No, it wouldn't be just packages currently in core, we could consider others
for inclusion as well. AucTeX might be an excellent candidate.

I like that ELPA could give us better flexibility about what goes in the
tarball, without having to make decisions that directly affect core.


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