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Re: none

From: Yoni Rabkin
Subject: Re: none
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 21:39:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.1 (gnu/linux)

Peter Prevos <pprevos@gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
> Thanks for developing this software.
> While the manual is extensive, I struggled to get EMMS installed the way I
> want as the documentation assumes some prior knowledge.
> I wrote an article about configuring EMMS to help others:
> https://lucidmanager.org/productivity/configure-emms/

Thank you for writing this, I believe it will be of help.

> Would it be possible to bundle emms-print-metadata with the binary
> version of Emacs?

The relationship between Emms and Emacs has recently changed in that
Emms used to be an independent GNU project, but now Emms is available
(version 5.42) via GNU ELPA. The most common way of installing Emms will
now become via the built-in package manager of Emacs.

We are also transitioning away from the "shim" binary of
emms-print-metadata by providing metadata via tinytag (already
implemented) and soon exiftool. The advantage of these is that they are
both installable via the package managers that are already available on
people's systems. To wit, no more compilation and installation of a
separate binary.

Since Emms has been only recently added to ELPA, I haven't had the
manual reflect this just yet. I want to make sure the way we distribute
Emms via ELPA stabilizes before I document it.

Last, but not least, if you send in patches to the Emms documentation I
will be glad to work that into the manual. Of course it would also be
great if you updated your article to reflect the existing and upcoming
changes to Emms' distribution, since ELPA makes it even simpler in most

   "Cut your own wood and it will warm you twice"

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