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adding new modes [was: Re: ruby-mode]

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: adding new modes [was: Re: ruby-mode]
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 09:49:42 -0700

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

  > > I hear that the emacs trunk is now open to new features.
  > Indeed.
  > > I think  it's time to include ruby-mode to the Emacs main distribution,
  > > considering the recent popularity of the ruby language.  The ruby
  > > developers agreed with this idea when I asked them in 2005.
  > > Are you OK to include ruby-mode for 22.2 or 23.0?  How to start?
  > It's up to Richardto decide, I guess, but I expect there'd be no problem
  > accepting ruby-mode on the trunk (which will turn into Emacs-23 at some
  > point in the future), as long as the legal paperwork is done.  I.e. the main
  > author(s) need to transfer their copyright to the FSF and the people who
  > submitted non-trivial patches need to sign a copyright-disclaimer.

What is the standard procedure for adding new modes to emacs (if
there's any)? I would be nice to see at least add verilog-mode and

There was talk at some point about adding php-mode.

Also some more vc back-ends would be good: vc-hg, vc-git, and maybe vc-p4.el

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