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Re: Updating idlwave in Emacs

From: JD Smith
Subject: Re: Updating idlwave in Emacs
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:12:58 -0400

Hi Glenn,

Thanks for your note, and apologies for the delay.  IDLWAVE maintenance has 
fallen somewhat behind due to my many other commitments.  In fact sadly the 
version shipping with the current Emacs has a number of issues which make it 
less than useful for users of modern IDLs.  That said, there is still a largish 
core group of users.  I also have a few potential replacement maintainers 
interested, and have placed the repository on github.  I've reorganized, split 
out, and cleaned up the code structure, to hopefully make it easier for others 
to contribute.

What I see as the best long term solution is to remove IDLWAVE from Emacs core, 
and bundle it as a package, but I don't have any experience with packages 
(other than as a user).  I am also somewhat daunted by the need to backport 
changes from the Emacs core version of idlwave which have accumulated over the 
past 6 or so years.  

I'd really like to see IDLWAVE working well again for Emacs users.  Any advice 
or assistance you could provide on these issues would be appreciated.  



On Jul 15, 2014, at 11:47 AM, Glenn Morris <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi - just a reminder about this.
> Glenn Morris wrote:
>> I noticed that the version of idlwave distributed with Emacs seems to
>> lag quite a bit behind your version (looks like no updates from you were
>> installed since 2007... :( ). It would be great to sync up the Emacs
>> version with your version.
>> Is that something you are interested in helping with?
>> It looks like you already have write access to Emacs?

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