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Re: Adding use-package to core

From: Philip Kaludercic
Subject: Re: Adding use-package to core
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 07:33:30 +0000

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> From: Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net>
>> Cc: Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name>,  luangruo@yahoo.com,
>>   emacs-devel@gnu.org,  xenodasein@tutanota.de
>> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 20:43:33 +0000
>> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
>> >> From: Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name>
>> >> Cc: xenodasein--- via "Emacs development discussions."
>> >>  <emacs-devel@gnu.org>,  eliz@gnu.org,  xenodasein@tutanota.de
>> >> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2022 12:29:25 -0700
>> >> 
>> >> Hello,
>> >> 
>> >> On Mon 14 Nov 2022 at 08:27AM +08, Po Lu wrote:
>> >> 
>> >> > Personally, I hope that everything most people find useful will
>> >> > eventually make its way into Emacs, because doing so is a direct
>> >> > shortcut to making Emacs more useful for everyone.
>> >> 
>> >> We are still aiming to bundle all of GNU ELPA with releases of Emacs at
>> >> some point, right?
>> >
>> > Not all of it, no.  Only some of it.
>> What would the criteria for inclusion be like?
> Packages that we'd like to have in Emacs, but for some reason are on
> ELPA instead.  This would allow packages like Magit, Org, project.el,
> and maybe others to stay only on ELPA.  

1. project.el and Org is already included, even developed in Emacs?

2. Are we talking about GNU ELPA or both NonGNU ELPA and GNU ELPA.
   Because fro what I understand, Magit would require a copyright
   exception to be added.

Perhaps we can take a look at the results of the Emacs Survey, when that
comes out later this month and collect a list of popular contenders?

>                                         Which is why including in a
> release packages from ELPA is something we'd like to be able to do in
> the first place.
> ELPA admits packages that do the same job as other packages, and also
> packages that do some jobs that are extremely niche jobs.  So
> including everything makes very little sense to me.

I agree.

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