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Re: Using Org as the source format to generate org.texi

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Using Org as the source format to generate org.texi
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:10:02 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Radon Rosborough <address@hidden> writes:

>> As it happens I have a version of this now. It would lead to the
>> slightly strange situation that the build would refer to org-mode
>> functions which are not actually hosted in the repo. So, it would mean
>> that you could not build Emacs from a clean clone of the Emacs repo
>> without access to the ELPA repo (i.e. a local clone).
> I don't understand why this is the case. Currently, a version of Org
> is bundled in Emacs core. Where does ELPA enter into it? Are you
> talking about a hypothetical future situation where Org is not bundled
> with Emacs? If so, then why would the Org manual even exist in Emacs
> core?

Oh dear. I was hoping not to side-track the issue.

Yes, it's a hypothetical Emacs where org is hosted in ELPA not in
emacs.git, but still distributed with the Emacs tar ball. And the
question is, what if packages other than org used org-mode for their

It's several steps away.


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