Saturday, March 28, 2009

Emacs Package Management

ELPA is the Emacs Lisp Package Archive. Issues I'm pondering of late are:
  1. Does ELPA integrate well with SCM backends? I would want to be able to commit changes via a Git repo somewhere (github?) and have others be able to update their Emacs setups seamlessly. But not just Git: some Elisp packages are controlled via other SCM's such as SVN, CVS, Arch, etc.
  2. What about packages built into GNU Emacs? Some users desire to overlay a newer version of a package than what is installed in Emacs.

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