Re: News from the emacs-snapshot packaging
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, 01 Dec 2003 15:23:18 -0500, Peter S Galbraith <email@example.com> said:
>> Since using e.g. /etc/emacs21/ instead of /etc/emacs/ makes these
>> packages incompatible with future versions of Emacs, they should
>> really only be used when the setup is very different between Emacs
>> flavours. Even then, is there a good reason for using them instead
>> of using conditionals under /etc/emacs/ ?
> Umm, why would they be incompatible? When there is an emacs22,
> it shall have a flavour of emacs22, and the gnus install shall, if
> the compilation succeeded, create an init file in the appropriate
I don't think so unless gnus is emacs22-specific.
It works pretty well with other packages, I don't see any reason why
it wouldn't work with gnus.
>> think it is not the right thing, unlike nxml-mode which is really
> Well, I beg to differ. This prevents, say, from a package
> which only compiles for version 20, for example, from creating a load
> time config for emacs21, thoguh the byte compiled package is not
Why can't the flavour and its version be detected from
the /etc/emacs/site-start.d file, and things loaded (or not)