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Re: Adding major or popular language modes to Emacs distribution

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Adding major or popular language modes to Emacs distribution
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 18:01:46 +0300

> Cc: monnier@iro.umontreal.ca, philipk@posteo.net, hi@ypei.me,
>  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> From: Dmitry Gutov <dgutov@yandex.ru>
> Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 17:46:25 +0300
> On 28.08.2021 17:37, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> >>>> There is a known existing disagreement on this issue among contributors.
> >>> If a contributor_wants_  to have the package in ELPA, that's his/her
> >>> prerogative, which should be respected.  But in this particular case
> >>> the contributor asked about our preferences, and that was what my
> >>> response was about.
> >> You stated your preferences, right?
> > No, I stated the current project's policy, which is still unchanged
> > since long ago.  It happens to be my personal preference as well, but
> > that's not what the OP asked about.
> I don't remember seeing such a policy documented anywhere.

It comes from the time when there was no ELPA.  At that time, there
was no need to document it, of course.

> But suppose it is so. What would it take to change it?
> We might hold off on having such discussion until the "ELPA bundling" 
> feature is more or less ready, but it would be nice to know in advance.

Yes, that's the prerequisite for these discussions, I think.  I don't
know of any others, but if anyone else does, please speak up.

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