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Re: Convert README.org to plain text README while installing package

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Convert README.org to plain text README while installing package
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2022 15:52:03 +0000

Akib Azmain Turja <akib@disroot.org> writes:

> Ihor Radchenko <yantar92@gmail.com> writes:
>> Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com> writes:
>>>> That's true but wouldn't it be possible to extract the font-lock/faces
>>>> related parts in a separate file with no dependencies which can be
>>>> loaded quickly enough?  I mean, the purpose would only be to display org
>>>> and markdown READMEs with the highlighting intended by the package
>>>> author but there's no point in enabling the gazillon of other features
>>>> (from editing to time-tracking to spreadsheet computations) those
>>>> packages might provide in addition.
>>> That wouldn't be Org mode anymore then, just an outline with some
>>> additional fontification rules.
>> Isn't *Help* buffer supposed to be read-only? There is no point loading
>> Org editing features if editing is not going to happen.
>> Best,
>> Ihor
> Yes, *Help* is read only.
> I can't understand why people are suggesting to Org mode in package
> description.  I'm again saying that the README.org should be converted
> (exported) to plain text on package installation (I won't recommend to
> do this server, since its probably SaaSS and would increase server
> load).

I don't understand how this thread diverged, this proposal seems
absolutely sensible.  Why should a package that is not installed get
converted to plain text, while when installed you see the org source

>From what I see this could be fixed if elpa-admin added a "README-elpa"
with the rendered text into the tarball.

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