Re: [XEmacs] New Maintainer, soonish.
>>>>> "Jan" == Jan Vroonhof <email@example.com> writes:
Jan> [Please CC I'm not subscribed]
Ok. We've a new list also; firstname.lastname@example.org. Perhaps
others of the XEmacs Beta crew would be interested in being allowed
to subscribe? (I believe it will be archived and readable via the
WWW also. Hope that's true...)
>> James LewisMoss has offered me the maintainership of the Debian
>> XEmacs packages, and I have accepted. I'm learning how the
Jan> Well, congratulations
Thank you. I recognize your name from the `xemacs-beta' list. Good
to see you in `debian-devel'... I'm looking forward to reading your
input in the `xemacs-emacsen' list, if you've time for it and are
interested in helping out with feedback and ideas.
Jan> - I changed the startups so that the init file is no longer
Jan> called "~/.emacs", it's in "~/.xemacs/init.el". The options
Jan> saved by the
Jan> PLEASE DON'T DO THIS!
Jan> It is very likely XEmacs will move to that sooner or
Jan> later. If other people start doing this in their own way it
Jan> will make the transition nightmare even worse.
I think we need to move to this now, before `potato' is released, and
before I upload the XEmacs packages I've begun working on.
(Inherited from James LewisMoss) It will be much simpler for people
to have a separate startup set for each of the emacsen than to have
to go and write conditional code into their .emacs files. Many users
will be newbies who don't have a clue what .emacs really is. They
are migraining from <OTHEROS> and expect the GUI to do it all for
them... We need to cater to that a little bit.
Jan> - I'll try and make it so that these libraries of lisp and
Jan> XEmacs itself can be built using a CVS checkout from the
Jan> cvs.xemacs.org repository. I want it to be very automatic
Jan> and easy to reproduce. I want tuition for fall term.
Jan> If you want you can probably get the debian specific stuff in
Jan> the xemacs.org repository too.
That would be best. Will someone manage the commits from my patch
submissions, until I am trusted to have writes?
Hmmm... Perhaps the `debian' control directory will work as a
separate module anyway. I'll toy with that in my sandbox (backups 4
times a day) for a while and see how that might work.
Jan> - I've got a simple shell script I call `xg' (pasted from a
Jan> list message) that checks for a running "gnuserv" by using
Jan> `fuser', and if it finds you've got one running, execs
Jan> `gnuclient "$@"',
Jan> Please refer to "etc/editclient.sh" from the XEmacs
Jan> distribution which is an even better solution to this
Ok... didn't see that before.
Jan> - I made a `.kdelnk' for `xg', and some XEmacs icons,
Jan> If you finish this and you do it for editclient.sh, could you
Jan> submit it for inclusion in the main XEmacs distribution.
I'll mail it to the patch bot.