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Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: RFC: Adding BBDB to Emacs core
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:31:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Of course, but that doesn't mean there needs to be several different
>>> supported versions of the package.  It just means you drop support for
>>> old versions, as is the case in all packages.  Nothing new here: no need
>>> for different branches in elpa.git to go along with branches in
>>> emacs.git just because of that.
>> If we support old versions, checkpointed at a particular time in
>> history, then would end up supporting tags.
> No, the way I see it working is that the `archive-contents` file would
> simply list all packages that are still present in the archive, rather
> than only the latest.  I.e. the Git side would be unaffected, only the
> ELPA side.

How would that be generated? I mean, it would be based on the packages
that are already there? I think that this would make generating ELPA
from a git clone would not work, unless you work through every commit
looking for changes in "Version:" number.


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