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list-packages: Marking packages as "uninteresting"?

From: T.V. Raman
Subject: list-packages: Marking packages as "uninteresting"?
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 06:11:32 -0700

Good point re customize-changed.


On 5/22/12, Jambunathan K <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Enabling users to add a tag would be the most flexible approach.
>> I am not a huge fan of categorization as a solution to all evils,
>> because it's basically a case of shoving things into drawers --
>> and then later not knowing what drawer you stuck it into. Emacs
>> with  incremental seach makes such things unnecessary:-) So if we
>> do categorize and collapse things based on catagorization, let's
>> implement that using invisibility specs since that works with
>> isearch --- so I wouldn't need to know if you stuck say
>> "org-mode" in the authoring drawer or the "gtd" drawer or
>> whatever, I'd just isearch for org and get it.
>> --
> The only package that interests me are packages that I have already
> installed or packages that are new.
> I often use
>   M-x customize-changed RET
> or use NEWS to "explore" new stuff.
> For example,
>   M-x list-changed-packages RET
> could either prompt for a Emacs release or a timestamp and list packages
> that were modified in the intervening period.  A PACKAGE-NEWS file could
> be introduced which is current archive-contents *together* with the
> *-readme.txt.
> Or
> There could be a sort option based on create/modify time.
> ps:
> I only wish that timestamps that I see in the below listing
> http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/?C=M;O=D
> give an idea of when a *particular* package was created/modified as
> opposed to when the package *tar* was published.  Save for Org, all
> packages have "05-May-2012" has modified date.  This is not that helpful
> for discovery.  For example, I would have liked to know when 'csv-mode'
> made it's debut.
> --

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