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From: David R <davidandrewrogers@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode list <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: [ANN] org-ql 0.4 released
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 12:31:03 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CACv55yQu+52Xg=hF=d5LGhjm41sbQQ3Qa2WE3S5RYZZXrwJdZA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <871rroufeo.fsf@alphapapa.net>

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On Saturday, January 25, 2020, Adam Porter <adam@alphapapa.net> wrote:

> I care about stability, not MELPA Stable.  It's your choice to use MELPA
> Stable, and you're free to upgrade or downgrade individual packages to
> work around such occasional, temporary breakage caused by it--the pieces
> are yours to keep.  I'm sorry for any inconvenience, but your config is
> up to you.


I'm making an extremely late reply, sorry.

It seems to me that this last statement ("Your config is up to you"), or
perhaps the point of view that produces it, is not self-evident when
applied to package versions. I think that in some way it's near the heart
of the controversy.

Maybe for me personally, my config being up to me (regarding package
versions) is a disadvantage. I gratefully make use of a number of packages
that I don't fully understand, and if I was required to study all of them
until I was confident that I *did* fully understand them before installing,
I'd just give up using Emacs at all.

I don't think there's likely to be any person who uses all of the packages
offered in the list. It appears to me that there are sort of "interest
groups" of Emacs users, where members of each group tend to all install,
use, and collectively debug a similar subset of what's available. I've
discovered that if I install the packages that are most popular among the
org-mode group, Emacs does what I want and everything seems to work. A sort
of de facto "group curation system", that has created a sort of unofficial
ad-hoc "org-mode group consensus distro of Emacs".

-- 
David

-- 
David Rogers

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  reply	other threads:[~2020-04-22 19:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-24  1:03 Adam Porter
2020-01-24 13:04 ` Michael Alan Dorman
2020-01-24 23:24   ` Adam Porter
2020-01-25  0:24     ` Tim Cross
2020-01-25  0:59       ` Adam Porter
2020-01-25  3:08     ` Michael Alan Dorman
2020-01-25  8:08       ` Adam Porter
2020-04-22 19:31         ` David R [this message]
2020-04-23  2:47           ` Adam Porter

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