Pretty Emacs Reloaded
My popular1Pretty Emacs package just got a tad better. I transferred the package to the brand new PPA service provided by Launchpad. So, what’s new about the package? First, I glad to announce the long-awaited amd64 support. Also, I am adding Gutsy Gibbon to the list of supported distributions.
To use the updated package on Ubuntu 6.10 “Edgy Eft”, add the
following lines to your
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/avassalotti/ubuntu edgy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/avassalotti/ubuntu edgy main
To use the package on Ubuntu 7.04 “Feisty Fawn”, add the following
lines to your
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/avassalotti/ubuntu feisty main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/avassalotti/ubuntu feisty main
To use the package on the development version of Ubuntu “Gutsy
Gibbon”, add the following lines to your
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/avassalotti/ubuntu gutsy main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/avassalotti/ubuntu gutsy main
Unfortunately, if you still use Ubuntu 6.06 “Dapper Drake”, you will have to keep using the older package release from my orignal repository. I still support Ubuntu 6.06, but I won’t update the package with newer snapshots.
After adding the repository to your software source list, upgrade your version of the package with:
sudo aptitude upgrade
If you do not have a previous version of the package already installed and you desire to install it, do this instead:
sudo aptitude install emacs-snapshot emacs-snapshot-el
Please note, my package does not have multi-tty support. If you want multi-tty support and don’t mind about using bitmap fonts, use Romain Francoise’s excellent package of the CVS trunk for Debian. Also, when upgrading the package you might get the following warning message:
WARNING: untrusted versions of the following packages will be installed! Untrusted packages could compromise your system's security. You should only proceed with the installation if you are certain that this is what you want to do.
This is due to a bug in the PPA system. I believe that it will be resolved quickly. So, you can safely ignore the warning message for the moment.
Final note, thank you everyone for trusting me and giving me some great feedback about the package. I like to give special thanks to Romain Francoise and Michael Olson for their work respectively on emacs-snapshot and emacs22, during this summer.
A rough estimate tell me there is over 30 000 people using my package, where 88% of them are Feisty Fawn users and 11% are Edgy Eft users. ↩