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Re: Starting from 9.5, Org contrib will be distributed as a separate Org

From: stardiviner
Subject: Re: Starting from 9.5, Org contrib will be distributed as a separate Org ELPA package
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 09:02:12 +0800
User-agent: mu4e 1.5.5; emacs 28.0.50

Bastien <bzg@gnu.org> writes:

> Hi all,
> "Org contrib" refers to the list of Emacs lisp files that you find
> in the contrib/ directory of Org's repository:
> https://code.orgmode.org/bzg/org-mode/src/master/contrib
> 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!
> Best,

I agree with this solution. This is good idea. It will keep maintaining and
debugging Org Mode simpler.

Even though I just use local Git source code for Org Mode. (So don't need to
modify my config at all.)

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