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Re: Update of ELPA package guess-language

From: Titus von der Malsburg
Subject: Re: Update of ELPA package guess-language
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 12:03:50 +0000

On 2021-08-25 Wed 10:24, Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net> wrote:
> Titus von der Malsburg <malsburg@posteo.de> writes:
>> A while ago I contributed the package guess-language to ELPA [1].  In
>> the meantime, I’ve added some improvements in my own git repository
>> but it’s not entirely clear to me how I can update the ELPA version.
>> From reading the ELPA README [2], it seems that I have to request an
>> update on this list every time there is (significant-enough) change in
>> my repo (since I wasn’t given push permissions).  Is that really true?
>> I’m asking because I rarely see such requests here and because it’s
>> not a terribly efficient workflow.  Is there no way that ELPA can
>> automatically pull changes from the original repository?
> It should be possible, some package specifications (see elpa-packages)
> are given the :auto-sync attribute, but I am not sure what the
> conditions are for a package to be granted this status.
> If you want to, I can update the package for now. The only question is
> whether or not everyone with a significant contribution has signed the
> copyright assignment to the FSF.

Thank you, Philip.  I don’t know whether the recent contributors have signed 
the FSF paperwork and multiple contributions were non-trivial.  Need to think 
about how to best deal with this.  Stefan has replied to me off-list and I will 
discuss it with him.


>>   Titus
>> [1] https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/guess-language.html
>> [2] https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs/elpa.git/plain/README
> -- 
>       Philip Kaludercic

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