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Re: Emacs release and bundling GNU Elpa

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs release and bundling GNU Elpa
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:20:29 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> If this is taken forward, copying these packages sources from elpa.git
> to emacs not be optional, i.e., it will be a mandatory step in the
> make command. This is the only way for other packages in “./lisp/” to
> be able to depend on these imported packages.
> Updating the submodule will only be necessary once in a while (when
> the configuration file specifies a newer version for a package than
> the version you have locally, and the makefile will tell you about
> that), but it will be necessary.

I think that for 25.1, we could limit this to step 1 or 2.  I.e. it
should mandatorily be included in the tarball, but when building from
Git it should still be optional (or not supported at all).


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