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Re: ELPA policy

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: ELPA policy
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 19:28:43 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 9 May 2020 18:06:05 +0300
> On 09.05.2020 09:22, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > And why do I have to submit bug reports against an ELPA package for
> > violation of our coding conventions?
> Because it's the only way how things can work well. Once we have a bug 
> tracker that most maintainers like to use, that could change.

There's no chance in the world someone will be serious about such bug
reports, given that ELPA's README basically tells that these
requirements are "recommendations".  Why would someone invest any
effort if they can avoid doing that?

> You're missing that the maintainers don't have any contractual 
> obligations. The more conditions we add, and the less effort we want to 
> expend ourselves [forwarding bug reports], the higher the odds are that 
> we end up with fewer contributions/stale code/untended bug reports.

And what's the problem with that?  These packages are available from
elsewhere anyway.

Our coding standards aren't arbitrary.  Either we think they are solid
and should apply to every code that could end up in Emacs, or we
should stop requiring adherence to them.  Anything else makes no

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