[ESS] Streamlining ESS distribution (Was: ESS 5.3.8 released)
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Jul 29 15:44:49 CEST 2008
>>>>> "VG" == Vincent Goulet <vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca>
>>>>> on Mon, 28 Jul 2008 17:39:05 -0400 writes:
VG> Dear Martin et al.,
VG> In updating the version of ESS in my Emacs distribution for Windows to
VG> 5.3.8, I started looking into streamlining and otherwise improve my
VG> package. For example, one thing I did was compile the .el files in the
VG> lisp/ directory and delete the debian/ directory. I also suspect that
VG> the LDA/ and fontlock-test/ directories may be safely removed from a
VG> packaged distribution of ESS. One I was uncertain about, though, is
VG> the lisp/tmp directory. Is its content needed by ESS? With such a
VG> name, I would think not. Actually, are the last three directories
VG> really meant to be in the source distribution? (The README file in
VG> LDA/, for example, refers to a non-existing file.)
VG> In a nutshell, I was thinking of distributing only etc/*, doc/* and
VG> lisp/*.[el,elc]. Am I missing anything important?
In principle you should mimic what 'make install' does.
And it currently does
for D in lisp doc etc
do cd $D; $(MAKE) install; cd ..
so indeed etc/ doc/ and lisp/ should be considered only
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