From: Steve Youngs <youngs@xe...> - 2001-05-17 06:52:02
First off, for those of you who don't know who I am, let me introduce
I look after all the XEmacs elisp packages as a whole. I'm the one who
releases your packages, both individually and in the 'SUMO' packages,
to the XEmacs FTP site.
And now, the reason for this email.
As you may or may not know, the elisp packages that we (The XEmacs
Project) release to the public are kept under CVS control at
cvs.xemacs.org. It's the structure of this repository that I'm
writing to you about today.
We have changed the directory hierarchy.
In the past the packages were split into eight, somewhat arbitrary,
categories. Namely, 'comm', 'games', 'libs', 'mule', 'oa', 'os',
'prog' and 'wp'. The general consensus on the XEmacs review board
was that this structure was not necessary and was quite confusing.
So we have cut the categories down to two. Namely, 'xemacs-packages'
You can grab the new CVS module like this:
| cvs -d :pserver:xemacs@...:/usr/CVSroot login
| password is "zawinski" (sans quotes)
| cvs -d :pserver:xemacs@...:/usr/CVSroot co packages
Those of you who had write access to the old 'xemacs-packages' CVS
module, automatically have write access to the new 'packages'
I am leaving both the old, 'xemacs-packages' and the new, 'packages'
CVS modules open to commits. Once I'm happy that everything is
fine with the new module (read: I didn't screw anything up) I'll close
the old tree.
At that point, (hopefully 2 weeks from now), commits will only be
accepted to the new 'packages' CVS module.
Thank you very much for your time. And thank you very much for your
elisp programming efforts. Without your packages XEmacs couldn't
exist in the way it does today.
 If you don't have CVS write access to your package, but would
like to organise it, please contact me privately.
 While the new module is being tested I'll be keeping both in sync
with one another.
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