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Re: Any cool uses of Lentic?

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Any cool uses of Lentic?
Date: Tue, 03 May 2016 12:39:29 +0100
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I probably need to make some stronger defaults, I think.

If there are any specific holes in the documentation do let me know.


York Zhao <> writes:

> Thank you very much for the explanation. I've installed it from Melpa,
> and have played around a little bit. It's cool, however, I found that
> I had to look into your source code to figure out how to use it. In my
> opinion, this is OK only if one have a lot of time. I probably have
> missed something though.
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 1:10 PM, Phillip Lord <>
> wrote:
>> York Zhao <> writes:
>> >> it will involve manually installing the dependencies of lentic also.
>> >
>> > I thought those dependencies have been installed by cask. So do you
>> > mean that one still have to manually "require" all these dependencies?
>> > If so, what's the point of using cask? I don't know much about cask,
>> > so please correct me if I'm wrong.
>> Cask can be used for personal Emacs configuration, but the Cask file in
>> lentic is for developer use. It's not going to help you here.
>> >> Is there a particular reason why you don't want to use a package
>> > installation?
>> >
>> > What I've always been doing is to clone the git repositories. If the
>> > Makefile supports, I do "make && sudo make install", otherwise, I
>> > manually require it, along with all the dependencies.
>> Yeah, that's hard work. I stopped doing this an equivalent workflow
>> quite a few years back.
>> > This works well if a package doesn't have a bunch of dependencies that
>> > I haven't installed yet. However, I'm tired of having to go getting
>> > /cloning each dependencies, and then manually "require" them in my
>> > .emacs. I thought maybe cask would do something about this. But it
>> > seems all it does is to just grab the dependencies for me right?
>> >
>> > The reason I always use my git clones is that it's convenient to make
>> > changes this way, if I need. I would love to hear your suggestions on
>> > this if there's a way of installing packages from MELPA/Marmalade
>> > while at the same time, still be easy to make changes in my git clone,
>> > and maybe contribute back to upstream.
>> Personally, I use the "use-package" tool, and then switch load-path
>> to a git repo for the packages that I have forked.
>> For your use case, I'd say quelpa looks like the way forwards: after
>> installing it, you just do
>> (quelpa 'lentic)
>> It will download lentic and all it's dependencies straight from their
>> repos. Then if you want to contribute, you fork, fix, PR and then switch
>> back to master once the time comes.
>> Phil

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