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Re: emacsen-common 2.0 released -- major changes (including policy)

Rob, sounds like an exciting release. Kindly provide a few surrounding
points of context or discussion regarding this release.

Best regards,

On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 8:03 PM, Rob Browning <rlb@defaultvalue.org> wrote:
> I've finally released the major emacsen-common overhaul I've been
> promising for a long time.
> These changes, which include substantial changes to debian-emacs-policy,
> remove the requirement that (new-style) add-on packages depend on
> emacsen in some way.  In many cases, this should eliminate the need for
> most, if not all, of the tiny foo-el packages.
> If everything works properly, emacsen support can now be added to any
> package (with no additional dependencies), and it will be activated
> automatically whenever a flavor of emacs is installed or removed.
> So for example, it should now be possible to safely move the
> functionality of gettext-el into gettext itself (if desired).
> It was my intent to preserve backward compatibility, so existing
> packages should just continue to work as they always have, but if you
> want to remove the emacsen dependencies, you'll need to adjust the
> relevant package(s) to follow the new requirements in
> debian-emacs-policy.
> See current /usr/share/doc/emacsen-common/debian-emacs-policy.gz for the
> details, and please let me know if you have any trouble.  I wouldn't be
> surprised if we need adjustments.
> Thanks
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> Rob Browning
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