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Re: Improving GNU ELPA

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Improving GNU ELPA
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:20:33 +0100
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> What are the current rules for using a separate upstream
>> in ELPA?
> There are no real rules, here, other than the fact that elpa.git may be
> modified by us directly, so if the maintainer decides to keep the
> "upstream" elsewhere it's his responsibility to deal with the fallout

This bit I don't like!

> [ We try to help with that by automatically sending her an email with
>   the diffs that have been installed, tho this automatic forwarding is
>   currently broken, as mentioned earlier in this thread:
>   > - when someone commits to elpa.git we get an elpa-diffs email which
>   >   I used to then forward to the corresponding package maintainer.
>   >   This forwarding is currently broken because of changes to my
>   >   email server.  This should really be done in elpa.gnu.org instead of
>   >   iro.umontreal.ca anyway, so I don't intend to fix the old setup.
>   Help would be very warmly welcome here.  ]
> More generally: it's not ideas that are missing, it's people helping
> improve the setup.

What sort of commits do you do locally? Would scripting something to
branch, and do git-request-pull to the upstream be a substitute?


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