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Starting from 9.5, Org contrib will be distributed as a separate Org ELP
Starting from 9.5, Org contrib will be distributed as a separate Org ELPA package
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 17:53:50 +0200
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)
"Org contrib" refers to the list of Emacs lisp files that you find
in the contrib/ directory of Org's repository:
The idea of this directory was to have a place where to promote Org
packages even if they are not part of Org's core (ie the files that go
into Emacs core.) It was also useful as a place to welcome packages
from authors who don't sign the FSF copyright assignment.
Both reasons are kind of obsolete nowadays: many, if not most useful
Org contributions are published elsewhere. Also, mixing authors who
signed the FSF assignment and those who don't is never a good idea
for a repo, even if the contributions happen in separate spaces.
Org 9.5 will ship without the packages in the contrib/ directory.
Emacs lisp files in contrib/ will be packaged as an Org ELPA package
that you can install independentely from there. The files will live
in a new org-contrib.git repo on code.orgmode.org.
In the long run, every Emacs file in org-contrib.git need to find a
proper maintainer (who will decide where to maintain it) or to be
listed in the list of Emacs orphan packages.
If you use Org contrib/ files from git, you will have to clone a
new repository when the split is done, within the next weeks.
If you use org-plus-contrib, you don't have anything to do before
Org 9.5 is released. When it is, you will have add Org ELPA to
your configuration and install org-contrib from there.
If you have any question on this, please let me know!
- Starting from 9.5, Org contrib will be distributed as a separate Org ELPA package,