Debian Emacs Addons packaging sprint

Debian has its own emacs add-on packaging tools, contained in the Debian package emacsen-common. These predate the official support in GNU Emacs for packages (although I guess not the package support in XEmacs). Since the release of GNU Emacs 24.1, a large ecosystem of third party packages has grown up: marmalade, the smaller of the two main ones has over 1000 packages in it.

We probably don't need all of these packages in Debian, but we do need a way to keep the most important ones up to date in Debian, and deal with the fact that these depend on several other small packages (much like CPAN).

Location, Date

Participants

Agenda

- work on dh-elpa

- work on a dh-make-perl analogue tool to generate skeleton debian packaging (including dependencies) for elpa packages.

- think about existing emacsen-common infrastructure, and to what extent (if any) the byte compilation process on Debian can be simplified.

Reports

Acknowledgements

the sprint has been possible thanks to:


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