Hrvoje Niksic <hniksic(a)srce.hr> writes:
OK, I press `C-x C-f ~/work/srce/base.shar RET' expecting to get
fundamental-mode, since I don't have the package. But instead of
that, I get:
Opening FTP connection to ftp.xemacs.org...
Maybe in the future I'll learn to like the automatic package update
"feature", but until then, I would like to respectfully ask it to be
turned off by default. Hack, even netscape *asks* me if I want to
download a plugin or not. :-(
This is not an automatic package update feature. However this code
tries to recommend installing a package and the data base updating is
automatic. That's why...
1. package-get-package-provider should get an additional argument
"update" that when NIL tells it use locally available data only.
2. package-get should cache the data locally. I think Greg has a patch
for this but unfortunately this is not in the CVS.
3. A version of this local data should come with XEmacs releases.
It is rather unfortunate that Steve is out of the loop at the moment
since I believe it would be possible to get a decent 21.0 out of the
door soonish if only we could get some quick
release-patch-release-test-release-* cycles to finish up things like this.