"sumo" vs. "all-packages"
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Dec 6 03:38:51 EST 2004
>>>>> "Ben" == Ben Wing <ben at 666.com> writes:
Ben> Come on. You're basically arguing "let's be deliberately
Ben> obscure because anyone who cares will figure it out anyway".
I can live with that interpretation. I'm also planning to make it
mostly irrelevant, by providing packages-in-source distributions that
install the packages in the right place.
Ben> I don't understand at all.
People already download the sumos and unpack them in a "convenient"
place, then post to c.e.x or xemacs-beta wondering why XEmacs doesn't
load their packages. If you label them more clearly, this will
happen, if anything, more often.
>> I really wish you'd bring these things up for discussion before
>> doing them.
Ben> It's just 4 symlinks. Takes 5 seconds to get rid of them if
Ben> we don't want them.
That's true only if there's 100% consensus that they were a dumb idea
in the first place, and if you don't plan to deal with the questions
on c.e.x if and when they arise. I do plan to deal with those
questions _personally_, so I'd like some input into anything that
changes the distribution that ordinary users see.
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