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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [ELPA-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/elpa r312: Update AUCTeX
Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [ELPA-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/elpa r312: Update AUCTeX ELPA package to the new 11.87 release.
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:39:02 +0100
Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) XEmacs/21.5-b32 (linux)
>> On Wed, 05 Dec 2012 15:24:50 +0100, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:
> Now XEmacs will only distribute package files that have been assembled
> by XEmacs tools in the XEmacs package tree.
This is correct. I wish it were different, that there
existed a debian-like-alien tool which allowed to convert
one package into another one, like deb-->rpm
> So the XEmacs packages that AUCTeX provides will work
> fine, but you'll have to find, download and install
> them manually instead of relying on the XEmacs
> packaging system.
You can unpack it in ~/.xemacs/packages
> What will be provided in the XEmacs package
> repositories consequently is something massaged
> manually to the necessary layout, commonly with
> mistakes and several years behind.
Well if their package manager were faster it should be a
question of days not years :'(
> The XEmacs compatibility code in the Lisp files itself is peanuts in
> comparison. No point in removing that as far as I can see. However,
> preview-latex has a somewhat more extensive compatibility setup. It
> would be arguable not to place the prv-xemacs.el files in the ELPA
> packaging at least.
That is your call to make.
> Removing it from the source distribution would be
> seriously unfair since it is technically complex enough that starting it
> from scratch would be quite hard: that would be several man-months at
> least from an experienced XEmacs programmer, and there are none as far
> as I can see interested in AUCTeX.
Yes, please, do *not* remove it, that would be real nightmare
for Xemacs users.
Re: [AUCTeX-devel] [ELPA-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/elpa r312: Update AUCTeX ELPA package to the new 11.87 release., Stephen J. Turnbull, 2012/12/05