Emacs package guidelines introduce unnecessary deps

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at math.uh.edu
Thu Sep 20 13:51:51 UTC 2012

>>>>> "MC" == Michael Cronenworth <mike at cchtml.com> writes:

MC> The guidelines now force any package that has Emacs add-ons to
MC> install them in the main package and Requires:
MC> emacs-filesystem. Emacs is not installed by default and I do not use
MC> Emacs, nor will I ever.

emacs-filesystem consists of three directories and nothing else.
There's no dependency on emacs itself.

MC> I'm not sure why having sub-packages was such a negative thing. Can
MC> we bring back sub-packages?

Seems to me that wouldn't bring any real benefit.

 - J<

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