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Re: [O] Org-mode release 7.9

From: Eric Schulte
Subject: Re: [O] Org-mode release 7.9
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2012 16:29:22 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Jambunathan K <address@hidden> writes:

>> 1.  There is no need to do download and M-x package-install-file RET if
>>     the publishing server has a `archive-contents' file.
>>     Org's daily tars are already pushed to Orgmode.org and then later
>>     pulled by GNU's ELPA servers.
>>     So only thing needed is a public URL on Orgmode.org for package tars
>>     and an archive-contents.
> What this mean is that there is no need for Tromey's repo or marmalade
> repo.  Orgmode itself is a repo and can be used in `package-archives'.
> Since release tars are already made available on Orgmode.org servers, I
> think bandwidth costs are not much of a concern for those sponsoring
> Orgmode.org's hosting.

There is still the point of discoverability.  Many more users already
have the tromney/marmalade archives in their .emacs.  If every package
hosted its own archive, then ELPA would be too cumbersome to use.


Eric Schulte

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