xemacs-package for VM 8.0.8
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Feb 23 18:50:38 EST 2008
Vin Shelton writes:
> 2008/2/22 Steve Youngs <steve at sxemacs.org>:
> > Take my advice... don't. Sooner or later they _will_ get out of sync so
> > there's no point in trying. You can always get to the upstream version
> > via #'package-get-info anyway...
> IMHO, Steve is correct.
As far as it goes. The problem is that the primary sources of help
with a package like VM want to know VM's AUTHOR_VERSION, not the
XEmacs package VERSION. AUTHOR_VERSION should be the main information
that users see, not the bogus XEmacs VERSION. This is a fundamental
design flaw in the package system.
If the pui maintainers aren't going to make the UI correspond more
to the way the users and 3rd party maintainers think about versions,
then it's worth considering the extra work. Whether to do it or not
is entirely up to Norbert, IMHO.
 Active user community, built on top of XEmacs rather than
integrated into it, functionality easily identified by users as a
 AFAIK it's XEmacs Dev Team ... as a Dev Team member, I'm not
volunteering at the moment.
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