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Re: Why are so many great packages not trying to get included in GNU Ema

From: ndame
Subject: Re: Why are so many great packages not trying to get included in GNU Emacs?
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 20:19:37 +0000

> For this reason, while some GNU ELPA package maintainers can "just push"
> as they see fit, as it should be, others haven't yet been granted this
> right. This is a problem which we should solve,

A simple solution which occurs to me that a script which has the necessary
permissions could pull the changes to its local repo and push from there
to ELPA. (This implies that the author pushes his changes to a public
place like GitHub, so the script can pull them from there.)

The script pulls the changes from the external repo when a certain dedicated
file in the repo (e.g. ELPA.pull) changes. The author changes this file
when he wants to authorize a new pull (wants to do a release to ELPA).

The script can discover the changed trigger file either by regularly checking
the external repos of the ELPA packages which follow this protocol, or if it's
too much work then the author can send a mail to a dedicated mail address
which triggers the pull of his repo (e.g. sends a mail to address@hidden
with the subject <package name>.

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