Emacs packaging guidelines

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 11:30:37 UTC 2015

On Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:05:13 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> As much as I like a "minimal installation" as a base core for spins and
> other products, I'm a much bigger fan of fewer and bigger packages instead
> of confronting and overwhelming distribution users with thousands of packages.
> You search the package collection and get a thousand [sub-]packages, you're lost.

Important to point out:

This is not to be understood as an argument _against_ "emacs-" subpackages,
it's only my more general feeling with regard to packaging thousands
of individual tiny add-ons. Providing some extensions, okay. Trying to
provide thousands in thousands of packages, that's insane.

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