value of maintaining emacs-mode packages in ports

Andrea Venturoli ml at
Sun Nov 23 19:05:00 UTC 2014

On 11/23/14 00:32, Christopher J. Ruwe wrote:
> I am well aware that very probably I might be starting a rant thread,
> however, I am genuinely interested in opinions from the community.
> ... More
> generally, I am interested in community answers as to whether it is
> really useful to maintain Emacs-extension-packages in ports.


I was asking myself the same question some days ago...
I'm no emacs-port maintainer, so my PoV was that of a user, wondering 
where to look first and which repository/package manager was best used 
in case what I was looking for was present in both.

Rather than give an answer, I'll raise a further doubt: isn't this 
question applicabile in general (e.g. to Firefox with it's xpi ports)?

While I like having my installed xpi/emacs extension listed in pkg's 
reports (and only look in one place), I don't think the port system 
might be able to track them all, so I'll eventually end up anyway with 
some package which is not installed via pkg.

Just my 2c.


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