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Re: Merging use-package before Emacs 29, hopefully

From: Stefan Kangas
Subject: Re: Merging use-package before Emacs 29, hopefully
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2022 01:05:57 -0800

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

>> 2. I didn't mark trivial commits with "Copyright-paperwork-exempt: yes".
>>    Using the scripts from João and Payas, it will be trivial to add, if
>>    I can get access to a list of the relevant commits.
>>    - Do we care strongly about this?
> Yes, we do.
>>    - If yes, do we have a list of commits that need such marking?  Or,
>>      equivalently, the authors whose work we don't need assignments for?
> I hope John can answer that.  Truth be told, this should have been taken
> care of before pushing the scratch branch to the Emacs repository.
>> 3. The mailmap.txt file may or may not need looking over.  For example,
>>    I'm not sure how important it is that the emails line up with the
>>    copyright assignments file.
> It is pretty important, so if there are significant discrepancies, we'd need
> that incorporated.

Thanks, I have emailed you privately about the above.

>> 5. I added the files README.md as admin/USE-PACKAGE.README and NEWS.md
>>    as etc/USE-PACKAGE-NEWS.  We might want to just skip these files
>>    though, as they don't add much.  They are available in the old
>>    repository if anyone should need to take a look at them.
> Why do we need the README?  Ideally, it should be incorporated into the
> manual, and then discarded.

Yup, so let's just skip it.  All relevant information from README.md
will be in the texinfo manual.

> As for USE-PACKAGE.NEWS, unless we are going to keep updating it, I would
> omit it as well.  If you "git rm" it, it will be in Git history if someone
> needs it.

Sounds good.

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