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Re: Core ELPA was: Testing fontification, indentation, and buffer manipu

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Core ELPA was: Testing fontification, indentation, and buffer manipulation
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 22:49:54 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.92 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Robert Pluim <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden,
>> address@hidden
>> Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:52:31 +0100
>>     Eli> I will note that this is going where XEmacs was before, and I
>>     Eli> don't think the result was encouraging, FWIW.
>> Back when I still used XEmacs, downloading the 'sumo' tarball with all
>> the packages was the second step Iʼd perform after downloading the
>> sources, so in practice splitting them out didnʼt do much for me.
> That's what I meant: any serious user always wanted the sumo tarball.

Yes, I would guess. No problems there, change "emacs.tgz" and
"emacs-with-elpa.tgz" into "emacs-minimal.tgz" and "emacs.tgz".

>> OTOH I donʼt think XEmacs ever had anything like elpa.
> I'm not sure this matters.  Downloading files was possible then as
> well, albeit more manually.  And XEmacs did have a package system.
>> BTW, I may have missed part of the discussion, but why do we need two
>> tar balls?
> Because not everyone is on-line all the time.

They wouldn't need to be. Just some of the time.


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