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Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:45:58 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Achim Gratz <address@hidden> writes:

> Phillip Lord writes:
>> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/log/?h=feature/integrated-elpa
>> uses package.el during the build process of Emacs, so that ELPA packages
>> could be added as packages. It requires more work. In the end, my own
>> feeling is that this is the right way. We could dramatically slim down
>> core Emacs to be enough to run package.el. The release would then be
>> "core plus what ever packages we think are important at the time".
> I think the point of contention previously was not from people using Git
> anyway for all their builds, but from folks attuned to using tarballs.
> So I think there'd need to be a way to create a tarball that looks like
> a proper Git checkout of the release, probably with some info put
> somewhere to record the exact state of these various checkouts at the
> time of the archive creation and a build process that picks those up as
> appropriate.

This is actually quite straight-forward. One of my branche has this:

working/stream: Makefile.in
        ./bin/deploy-to-core 110b174643707 stream

110b174643707 is the git hash while "deploy-to-core" pulls out the code
for stream (from ELPA) and dumps it into the core structure.


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