value of maintaining emacs-mode packages in ports

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at
Sat Nov 22 23:45:28 UTC 2014

On Sunday, 23 November 2014 at  0:32:14 +0100, 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.
> Since version 24, Emacs, the very good operating system missing only a
> decent editor, has developed a package manager for Emacs
> extensions. Some good repos exist, packages are usually installed to
>> /.emacs.d and I have come to really enjoy that way of installing
> packages.
> In that light and as the ports maintainer of math/ess, the Emacs
> speaks statistics R-mode of emacs, I am asking myself specifically
> whether I add any real benefit in maintaining math/ess. More
> generally, I am interested in community answers as to whether it is
> really useful to maintain Emacs-extension-packages in ports.

A good question.  I was wondering that myself.  I'd be happy to retire
our versions.

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