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From: stardiviner <numbchild@gmail.com>
To: Bastien <bzg@gnu.org>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Starting from 9.5, Org contrib will be distributed as a separate Org ELPA package
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2020 09:02:12 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <5f94ce9f.1c69fb81.284aa.c370@mx.google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87wnzfy60h.fsf@bzg.fr>


Bastien <bzg@gnu.org> writes:

> Hi all,
>
> "Org contrib" refers to the list of Emacs lisp files that you find
> in the contrib/ directory of Org's repository:
>
> https://code.orgmode.org/bzg/org-mode/src/master/contrib
>
> The idea of this directory was to have a place where to promote Org
> packages even if they are not part of Org's core (ie the files that go
> into Emacs core.)  It was also useful as a place to welcome packages
> from authors who don't sign the FSF copyright assignment.
>
> Both reasons are kind of obsolete nowadays: many, if not most useful
> Org contributions are published elsewhere.  Also, mixing authors who
> signed the FSF assignment and those who don't is never a good idea
> for a repo, even if the contributions happen in separate spaces.
>
> Org 9.5 will ship without the packages in the contrib/ directory.
>
> Emacs lisp files in contrib/ will be packaged as an Org ELPA package
> that you can install independentely from there.  The files will live
> in a new org-contrib.git repo on code.orgmode.org.
>
> In the long run, every Emacs file in org-contrib.git need to find a
> proper maintainer (who will decide where to maintain it) or to be
> listed in the list of Emacs orphan packages.
>
> If you use Org contrib/ files from git, you will have to clone a 
> new repository when the split is done, within the next weeks.
>
> If you use org-plus-contrib, you don't have anything to do before 
> Org 9.5 is released.  When it is, you will have add Org ELPA to
> your configuration and install org-contrib from there.
>
> If you have any question on this, please let me know!
>
> Best,

I agree with this solution. This is good idea. It will keep maintaining and
debugging Org Mode simpler.

Even though I just use local Git source code for Org Mode. (So don't need to
modify my config at all.)

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-10-25  1:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-24 15:53 Bastien
2020-10-24 16:29 ` Colin Baxter
2020-10-25  1:02 ` stardiviner [this message]
2021-03-28  6:43 ` Bastien

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