for questions about repositories of Emacs packages on well-known servers, such as ELPA, MELPA, and Marmalade. Emacs uses library package.el to install and download updates to packages you choose.
The main features of MELPA are
- Up-to-date packages
- Installable in any recent Emacs using "package.el"
- Automatic updates
Configure Emacs init file to download from MELPA. For Emacs versions 24 and prior, add the GNU ELPA archive to the repositories list because it provides
cl-lib and other needed libraries. For Emacs versions 24 and later, these libraries are included by default.
See the packages section of the manual for details.