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Core ELPA was: Testing fontification, indentation, and buffer manipulati

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Core ELPA was: Testing fontification, indentation, and buffer manipulation
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:59:26 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.90 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Phillip Lord) writes:

> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>> I've also got working code that takes an ELPA package and copies it into
>>> the core build.  It's quite simple to do actually, the documentation
>>> needs improving and to plump in some configure options.  It would raise
>>> the possibility of having a "Emacs minimal" core distribution (i.e. with
>>> no "elpa" packages).  Interested?
>> I think we need that, yes (e.g. we really should bundle Company with
>> Emacs while we want to keep it in elpa.git).  But it's for Eli to decide
>> if and how he wants such a thing.
> I've pushed this to:
> feature/core-elpa-by-copy
> Currently, it's in as a feature
> ./configure --enable-elpa
> ./configure --enable-elpa=where-to-find-or-clone-elpa
> Main features:
>  - Works with externals or non-external packages.
>  - Versions are specified by git SHA, so a version build will be
>    repeatable.
>  - Both code and tests are supported
>  - It's customizable by package authors on ELPA.
>  - Doesn't use package.el (I think this is an anti-feature, but tried
>    that before and no one liked it)
>  - It requires network access only if ELPA is not available locally, or if
>    the Makefile which describes versions is updated
>  - Works with make -j in which case it does a git clone which the C is 
> building
> None Features: 
>  - Currently, only works with a single git repo (i.e. ELPA) which is
>    hard coded.
>  - Doesn't support documentation or info
> To be done:
>  - Give it prettier output
>  - Clean ups.

Wondering whether anyone had time to give me feedback on this. It
provides a mechanism to have ELPA packages bundle with core Emacs.


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