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el-get is pretty cool but I think package has the following advantages over el-get:

1) it's standard emacs

2) although it doesn't have yet it will be able to support digital signatures for packages (as well as other security mechanisms)

As a developer of Emacs packages (it seems to be the only code I've written this year, outside of work) I am sticking with package.

I don't know how much the tips here might be relevant to el-get, I think not very.

el-get is really for picking up the loose ends that don't make it into packages. Most Emacs users should start out with package and only move to el-get if they really need it.

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