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Re: GNU ELPA package discoverability

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GNU ELPA package discoverability
Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 19:38:12 +0300

> From: Bastien <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 18:16:03 +0200
> diff --git a/lisp/startup.el b/lisp/startup.el
> index bff10003f8..2db774a4e1 100644
> --- a/lisp/startup.el
> +++ b/lisp/startup.el
> @@ -1601,6 +1601,8 @@ fancy-startup-text
>       "\tOverview of Emacs features at gnu.org\n"
>       :link ("View Emacs Manual" ,(lambda (_button) (info-emacs-manual)))
>       "\tView the Emacs manual using Info\n"
> +     :link ("Install Emacs packages" ,(lambda (_button) (list-packages)))
> +     "\tBrowse the Emacs Lisp Package Archive\n"
>       :link ("Absence of Warranty" ,(lambda (_button) (describe-no-warranty)))
>       "\tGNU Emacs comes with "
>       :face (variable-pitch (:slant oblique))

Thanks, this will need an extra line.  Perhaps we should delete the
empty line below the image which we display at the beginning of the
splash screen.

Another question is whether installing extra packages is indeed
something to be shown on the splash screen, i.e. a newbie will see it
as long as he/she doesn't disable it.

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