Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 91223
Package Gnus separately
Last modified: 2007-03-27 00:03:59 EDT
ATM, Gnus is packaged as a part of Emacs. As Gnus' development cycle is not so closely
connected to Emacs', updates of Gnus - whether keeping up with the Oort betas in the past or
installing the current release 5.10 - are pretty complicated.
It would be nice if Gnus was delivered as a separate package that can be updated separately
as well. This amounts to just a little tweaking of emacs.spec.
I sympathize with your suggestion. It looks like gnus will finally
get updated in xemacs-sumo in the next release for example....
On the other hand I'm not keen on ripping stuff out of emacs, since
gnus is to some extent integrated into Emacs.
It is not that hard to install gnus in an elisp directory of one's own
or a system-wide site-lisp directory though...
Your argument is coherent - so I adjust my plea: Provide separate packages for
Gnus releases that are not shipped with the current Emacs :-).
I suggest this is something for Fedora Extras (ie fedora.us).
If you or someone submits a gnus package there, that passes
qa, I think it will be accepted.