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announcing GNU ELPA updates [was: [elpa] master 9a3a508: Package tran
announcing GNU ELPA updates [was: [elpa] master 9a3a508: Package transcribe added]
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:19:31 -0800 (PST)
> we now announce on emacs-devel before adding new packages to Elpa.
> There's more information on the readme.
> It's just a way of keeping everybody informed about new additions.
1. Why do we do this? It already gets "announced" on address@hidden
Also, I guess that the many messages I get on that list, and
which are so succinct, are automated (?). For example:
Version 20151123 of GNU ELPA package org has just been released.
You can now find it in M-x package-list RET.
More at http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/org.html
It would be more helpful if a one-line description of what
the package is/does were included. And that would probably
also suffice as the initial "announcement" of a package, no?
2. A year ago, such automated announcements were being sent
to address@hidden Why the change? Now they drown
out the source-code announcement messages submitted manually
by actual users. IOW, address@hidden has more or
less been hijacked.
I agree that GNU ELPA should announce its updates, but
somewhere else might be better, no? What was wrong with
address@hidden I suppose that it was thought that
the ELPA update msgs were drowning out other, more important
messages about GNU Emacs. That's understandable.
Maybe GNU ELPA updates need their own list, so they don't
drown out anything?