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Re: [ELPA] New package: GNU Hyperbole 6.0

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: GNU Hyperbole 6.0
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:56:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

> XEmacs separated out a lot of packages from its core but then offered
> a sumo tarball with everything included as one option.

The fact the ELPA likes the Elisp files to all be at top-level doesn't
mean we couldn't have a sumo-like thingy on top.

Actually "git pull .../elpa.git; make externals; make" followed by
adding the relevant dir to package-directory-list gives you already
something very similar.

> So if users like integration and it reduces author complexity, that is
> one reason to favor it.  Internally, things can still be modular and
> then programmers can utilize the modules as they like.



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