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Re: Interactive guide for new users

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Interactive guide for new users
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 20:39:49 +0300

> From: Yuan Fu <casouri@gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 13:21:15 -0400
> Cc: Gregory Heytings <ghe@sdf.org>, Ergus <spacibba@aol.com>,
>  emacs-devel@gnu.org
>  Looking deeper into this, either posframe and ivy are already in
>  elpa. We only need to add ivy-posframe to elpa. There is also a
>  which-key-posframe and even a company-posframe. So we have the whole set
>  of featured you want.
>  WDYT? Add all this to vanila :\?
>  We were talking about what to offer to newcomers as options, remember?
> It would be nice to add the option to install and enable ivy and company in 
> the guide, can we do this in
> principle (i.e., promote a elpa package)? Not talking about whether we 
> should, but whether we can.

We should first decide whether we want to offer such features to new
users, and only later see how to make that happen.

> In the similar spirit, can we give the user the option to include Melba into 
> package-archives?

That question was already answered, see the Emacs FAQ.  The intention
to have the non-GNU ELPA is another answer to the same question.

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