I use emacs daily, but mostly to get things done. I don't really like
customising it more than adding packages and I don't like
troubleshooting. I want emacs to fade into the background the way a
good OS does and just get on with things. A while ago I found that
el-get allowed me to install the packages that I needed which were
package.el and also gave me more control such as
maint branch of Org-mode rather than the bleeding edge
which can cause temporary problems. Now I'm not sure if I should be
el-get or not.
el-get seemed to be a great solution to the various repositories and
emacs hacks out there. It offered capabilities which were simply not
package.el. Now that
package.el in newer versions of
>=24.4) supports multiple repositories, what are the use cases for
el-get and similar alternatives to emacs's built-in package manager?