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Re: GNU ELPA package discoverability

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: GNU ELPA package discoverability
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:23:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Hi Stefan,

Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com> writes:

> My proposal is therefore simply to wait with adding the menu entry until
> we know more about the way forward for "Non-GNU ELPA", its relation to
> MELPA and so on.  There is ample time before Emacs 28.1 is released to
> consider it again.  But this is just my personal opinion, of course.

I'd rather detangle both issues: one is to promote the fact that users
can customize `package-archives' to what they need, another one is what
sources Emacs should promote.  I'll let Eli decide, of course.

> Another thing, which I failed to bring up in my previous email.  If I
> understand correctly, you propose to put "List available packages" after
> "Customize package sources".  This seems to suggest that the package
> system is not usable until after you customize it.  Am I missing
> something here?  If not, should we perhaps change that order?

No, you're right, "List available packages" should probably come first.


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