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Re: [Help-smalltalk] adding smalltalk-mode to ELPA?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [Help-smalltalk] adding smalltalk-mode to ELPA?
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:47:44 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

bill-auger <address@hidden> writes:
> what has me particularly perplexed, is the: "two-way sync required" -
> developers and packagers are in an "upstream/downstream" relationship

That's because you still haven't understood that GNU ELPA is not just
a package distribution system.

The overall ELPA system is (it defines a format for repositories,
includes the package.el client to list/install/upgrade packages, and
includes various repositories, including MELPA and GNU ELPA).

But the GNU ELPA repository specifically isn't.

> it sounds like what you are asking, is for the upstream to maintain the
> packaging repo for you; which would be very unconventional -

Actually, it's the norm when it comes to Elisp packages (both for GNU
ELPA and for MELPA packages).


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