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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 17:32:42 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Radon Rosborough <address@hidden> writes:

>> There's a case to be made for allowing ELPA archives to exports several
>> versions of a package at the same time, so older Emacsen can still
>> install the old version of a package without having to download the old
>> version by hand.
> For another perspective, see also source-based package managers like
> straight.el [1], Borg [2], el-get [3], et cetera, which easily bypass
> this problem by allowing you to install any version you want, and to
> change your mind after installation.
> [1]: https://github.com/raxod502/straight.el
> [2]: https://github.com/emacscollective/borg
> [3]: https://github.com/dimitri/el-get

More than I knew about. Replacing package.el would indeed be a way
forward (although you'd need to run both in parallel for a while).


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