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Re: Adding ELPA to Emacs core

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Adding ELPA to Emacs core
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:59:48 +0200

> From: address@hidden (Phillip Lord)
> Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 12:13:01 +0000
> I've had a bit of a play at allowing ELPA packages to be directly
> distributed with a core emacs installation. I tried this before where
> files from ELPA were adding into the core as package.el packages. This
> version does something simpler -- the raw files are just dumping into
> the Emacs core, and then loaded like normal.
> It currently uses some heuristics to achieve this, but it supports
> installing the package, any tests into EMACS/test/lisp and texinfo
> files. I've added an extensibility point though -- packages could
> control their own deployment where something complicated needs to
> happen.
> Currently, it's make file driven (i.e. you edit the make file to add or
> update a new package), but it would probably make sense to put the data
> in a different file.


Is this supposed to be used while building a development version as
well?  Because if so, its use of rsync might be a portability issue.
Can't we do the same using some Git magic instead?

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