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Re: [O] Stable releases

From: Thomas S . Dye
Subject: Re: [O] Stable releases
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:32:43 -1000

Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Tom,
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 01:56:43PM -1000, Thomas S. Dye wrote:
>> Bastien <address@hidden> writes:
>> > Hi Rasmus,
>> >
>> > Rasmus <address@hidden> writes:
>> >
>> >> One data point: I can absolutely not be bothered using anything that is
>> >> not at least in contrib.
>> >
>> > Just out of curiosity: don't you use the Emacs package system at all?
>> >
>> > I used not to use it, but thanks to recent improvements, I find it
>> > quite good now -- and I would not mind using Org packages from there.
>> The package system appears to be quite popular in the Org mode world.
> The summary you provide below is very impressive, thanks for compiling
> it. It would be a nice addition to worg, with a date attached to it of
> course!  It's bound to go stale at some point :-p.
> However I would like to point out, the documentation for many of these
> extensions is rather spreadout and thin.  So I agree with Rasmus, as in,
> contrib is much more accessible, but I think it also encourages authors
> to contribute documentation on worg (after all it's in the official
> repository).  That said, I'm not sure why some of the extensions, like
> ox-reveal, are _not_ in contrib.  AFAIU, it's quite mature.

Rasmus' ranking of org mode sources interested me, so I tried to satisfy
my curiosity is all.  I hope you didn't think I was disagreeing with his
decision not to be bothered using Org mode packages.  I certainly
understand it.  I made the same decision wrt the elpa version of Org
mode after struggling with mixed installations--life is too short!

I do have a technical question that you or someone else on the list
might be able to answer for me.  When I downloaded the Babel languages
from melpa just now, the elpa version of Org mode was also downloaded
and installed, even though I didn't ask for it.  Why is this?  Can it be
disabled? Must the elpa Org mode be installed and activated in order for
the Org mode packages to work?

All the best,

Thomas S. Dye

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