Fwd: xemacs-base now required to build
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Dec 29 21:38:08 EST 2008
Mats Lidell writes:
> >>>>> Stephen wrote:
> >> Vin wrote:
> >> Should I copy a version of easy-mmode.el into lisp/? (Yuck)
> Is there a short explanation to that it is all well to have it in 21.5
> but not in 21.4?
It's hard to say "no" to Ben Wing. :-)
Personally, I'd like to see all that kind of cruft pushed out to the
packages. There should be a standard library package (aka
xemacs-base) but it should not be needed for building XEmacs. Ben
> Stephen> Of course, I like the monkey-patch better than either of those
> Stephen> approaches.
> Hmm... I though that Vin was going down the fix-21.4-properly-path
> (the alternative route to the monkey-patch).
He is. Mike said he's OK with *also* using the monkey-patch for
earlier versions for a limited period. I need to update its
documentation for that and submit.
> Was the fact that easy-mmode was missing in lisp a negative
> surprise here or am I completely lost?
I was surprised, and obviously Vin was too. I think the right thing
to do is refactor those things out of 21.5, and figure out how to use
the xemacs binary to dump with certain libraries from packages
included if available. But I suspect that's something of a project,
unless we can get Olivier or Martin to help.
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