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On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 08:12:05PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> Now that emacs24 is out upstream, I would like to do the following:
> (1) add an editors/emacs24 package, but leave the default EMACS_TYPE
> at 23;
> (2) mark editors/emacs-snapshot "BROKEN=Outdated; use editors/emacs24";
> until the first emacs25 snapshot appears (removing the snapshot package
> temporarily instead seems stupid);
> (3) move/reimport editors/emacs as editors/emacs23;
> (4) adjust _EMACS_PKGDIR_MAP for these changes;
> (5) make editors/emacs a meta-package that depends on $EMACS_TYPE;
> and I would like to do this before the freeze if I can get it all
> ready in time.
> At some later point I would also like to:
> (6) perhaps rename EMACS_TYPE to EMACS_VERSION_DEFAULT for
> (7) make the emacs packages not install "emacs" so multiple versions
> can coexist, and make the editors/emacs meta-package install "emacs"
> as a symlink to $EMACS_VERSION_DEFAULT, like lang/ruby does for ruby;
> (8) set up full multiversion support so elisp packages get handled
> properly by pbulk.
I like this plan. For the first step, take a look at mef's
wip/emacs-rc package, which already contains a package for 24.1.
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