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Re: [ELPA] New package xeft.el


From: Yuan Fu
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package xeft.el
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2023 22:48:14 -0700


> On Jan 4, 2023, at 12:38 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> 
> On 04 Jan 2023, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> Yuan Fu [2023-01-02 20:11:50] wrote:
>>> I wrote xeft.el awhile ago, it allows you to search text notes really fast
>>> by using a dynamic module. My initial plan is to somehow plug the dynamic
>>> module into Deft some day and I’ll keep xeft to myself. Turns out it’s not
>>> very feasible to make Deft use the dynamic module, so now I thought I might
>>> as well publish xeft. After all I think it is really cool and I want more
>>> people to use it :-)
>>> 
>>> You can find xeft here: https://git.sr.ht/~casouri/xeft
>> 
>> I'm a bit uncomfortable with the way this is set up:
>> it's unusable without downloading further code first.
> 
> FWIW, I also was uncomfortable with this.  I started to try out xeft, but 
> then I stopped when it asked me if I wanted to download a binary package 
> whose provenance wasn't clear to me.
> 
> Actually, I tried choosing the 'c' option to 'c'ompile, but that got a 
> generic error, "Wrong type argument" or something like that. I couldn't tell 
> what was wrong.  I thought that having certain Debian packages (xapian-tools, 
> python3-xapian, libxapian30, libxapian-dev) installed already might mean that 
> xeft would Just Work, but that wasn't the case.
> 

Yeah you need to compile the dynamic module that wraps some Xapian functions 
for Emacs to use, basically. Let me see what’s wrong with the compile command.

Yuan


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