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From: Eric Schulte <eric.schulte@gmx.com>
To: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Emacs starter kit
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:46:44 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87629n4k8b.fsf@gmx.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: 20120716134707.GA9985@panahar

Vikas Rawal <vikaslists@agrarianresearch.org> writes:

> There are multiple versions of Emacs Starter Kit. The two main
> versions that I currently see are one maintained by Eric Schulte
> (http://eschulte.me/emacs24-starter-kit/) and the other maintained by
> Phil Hagelberg (https://github.com/technomancy/emacs-starter-kit/). 
> The important difference between the two is that Eric Schulte's
> version is a collection of org-mode files from where the .el files are
> generated. The startup options are maintained as org documents.
> Package.el, and ELPA, are a part of the starter kit in this case. The
> starter kit installs the packages.
> In Hagelberg's version, this is inverted. Starter kit is installed by
> the package manager that is now a part of Emacs (version 24). The
> package manager directly installs a bunch of .el files and there are
> no org files to see.
> Which is the recommended way to go? What is the experience of people
> on this list?
> (This mail perhaps belongs to the emacs mailing list, but since at
> least one of these versions is based on using org-mode to manage
> emacs, people on this mailing list will perhaps have some interest in
> the issue.).
> Vikas

Hi Vikas,

As the maintainer of my "literate" version of the starter kit, I can
share my opinions on the differences...

I think the most important differentiator is whether you want to keep
your configuration in .org or .el files.  I have all of my personal
config in a single 2255 line Org-mode file.  Thanks to Org-mode's
folding outline structure I've found this to be much easier to navigate
than either one single large or many small emacs-lisp files.

Aside from that, Phil's version of the starter kit certainly has more
users and is probably more actively maintained -- I actively fix
reported bugs in my version of the starter kit, but don't have any real
development planned.


Eric Schulte

  reply	other threads:[~2012-07-16 19:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-07-16 13:47 Emacs starter kit Vikas Rawal
2012-07-16 18:46 ` Eric Schulte [this message]
2012-07-16 23:56   ` Vikas Rawal

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