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Re: [Emacs-diffs] feature/integrated-elpa 4f6df43 15/23: README added

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] feature/integrated-elpa 4f6df43 15/23: README added
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:21:06 +0300

> From: Alain Schneble <address@hidden>
> CC: Phillip Lord <address@hidden>, <address@hidden>,
>       <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2016 12:57:54 +0200
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > And what kind of build do you have in mind here?  We have:
> >
> >   . build out of Git repo
> >   . build of the release tarball as distributed from ftp.gnu.org
> >   . build of the release tarball after updating some packages from ELPA
> What is the difference between the last and the second last point?

I don't know; maybe none at all.  I just wanted to be exhaustive, and
the last item is different in that it updates the files in the tarball
with the ones on ELPA.

> AFAIU, Phillip is concerned about the development process of ELPA core
> packages.  While developing such a package, one wants to edit the
> git-controlled files directly and probably also load these files instead
> of the (git-uncontrolled) ones in the proper Emacs core location, where
> they would reside at least in a tarball release.

The Right Way of doing this is exactly as we do with the likes of
charscript.el: edit the files that are their sources, in this case the
file in the ELPA repo, then commit the changes there, and finally
re-download them into the Emacs tree.  We are doing that all the time
with generated files.

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