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Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:21:49 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Assuming (2) achieves all that, from the core maintainer's perspective,
>> what's the difference?  The downside is they have two repos to deal
>> with, and the interactions between the two to always consider (e.g., do
>> we branch all of ELPA to match Emacs branches (probably not), or write
>> all ELPA packages to work on any Emacs branch (probably), etc.).
> There is actually a problem here with the way the ELPA is structured,
> since it already uses branches for (some) packages. This is not going to
> marry easily with the use of branches for something else.

Rather than a problem I see it as a defining aspect of whether a package
should be in elpa.git or in emacs.git, since the whole point of having
"unbundled packages" is so that their release schedule is not tied to
that of Emacs.


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