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Debian Project News submission: pkg-emacsen

[please keep me CC'd]


The intersection of people who know how to make Debian packages and
people who use Emacs Lisp addon packages is significantly larger than
the current active membership of the Emacs Lisp addon packaging team.
Since our tools have improved a lot lately, I'd like to post a call for
participation to the next edition of DPN.

Suggested text:

    With the advent of GNU Emacs's native package manager, package.el,
    there has been renewed interest in writing useful Emacs Lisp addons.
    Unfortunately, both package.el itself[1] and the infrastructure that
    has grown up around it[2] leave a lot to be desired when it comes to
    quality assurance and security.

    Over the past year or so the pkg-emacsen team have been developing
    tools to convert package.el packages to Debian packages, and it is
    now quite easy to create new ones.  We'd like to see more Emacs
    users who know at least the basics of creating Debian packages join
    our team.  To get started:

    1. join #debian-emacs

    2. apt-get install dh-make-elpa/experimental

    3. man dh-make-elpa # to view a quick start guide
    [1] https://glyph.twistedmatrix.com/2015/11/editor-malware.html
    [2] https://github.com/melpa/melpa/issues/2342

Sean Whitton

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