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Re: [O] Request: Move org-eww from contrib to core

From: Nicolas Goaziou
Subject: Re: [O] Request: Move org-eww from contrib to core
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:37:08 +0200


Matt Lundin <address@hidden> writes:

> Given that the coming release of emacs 25 ships with the eww browser, I
> think it would be worthwhile to make org-eww.el a core org-mode module.
> I have been using eww instead of emacs-w3m for some time now with no
> problems. Since org ships with support for emacs-w3m, an external
> package, it seems to makes sense also to support eww, the built-in
> browser.

In this case, we need to add a mechanism to throw an error when this
module is loaded without Eww being available. As a reminder, Org 9 still
supports Emacs 24.3.

> I noticed that Marco Wahl, the author of org-eww.el, is on the
> contributors list, so, if I understand correctly, there shouldn't be
> copyright issues.

There could be if we integrated patches from people without FSF
assignment. I didn't check, but I don't think it happened though.

If Marco Wahl (Cc'ed) agrees and the change above is made, we could
indeed add the module to core.


Nicolas Goaziou

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