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Re: Elpa packages and Makefiles

From: Grant Rettke
Subject: Re: Elpa packages and Makefiles
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:55:13 -0500

To think through the process and decide how you would package it up
yourself, try setting
up an el-get recipe:

Once you've got that thought through, you will be able to get any
package maintainer whatever they need to package up your software
because you will know precisely what steps you wanted to be performed.
Grant Rettke | ACM, ASA, FSF, IEEE, SIAM
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“Wisdom begins in wonder.” --Socrates
((λ (x) (x x)) (λ (x) (x x)))
“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop
taking it seriously.” --Thompson

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 10:26 PM, Eric Abrahamsen
<address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm slowly working on a getting a package Elpa-ready, and have just a
> few more questions. One is the role of a Makefile.
> The only targets I really need are compilation, autoloads, and texinfo.
> My understanding is that Elpa deployment will do all these things for me
> (the last dependent on the presence of "<package>.texi" and "dir"
> files). I don't need a Makefile for that.
> But I would like to also make the package installable straight from
> github or other locations, in which case a Makefile will still be
> necessary.
> In the Elpa repo I've seen packages with Makefiles, with no Makefiles,
> and even with Makefiles that contain an "elpa" target. My question is,
> will Elpa deployment honor an existing Makefile (in which case, which
> targets are used?), ignore it, or conflict -- ie I should .elpaignore it
> or something.
> Thanks!
> E

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