[ESS] Debian installation bug report with current package and Emacs 28.1
pre@ne|| @end|ng |rom u||@edu
Sun Aug 21 22:16:17 CEST 2022
Hi Dirk. I'm not sure if this helps to answer your question, but I've
been using the MELPA version of ESS for quite a long time with a
snapshot of the development version of emacs (currently 29.0.58) and it
(mostly) works for me. This is on Ubuntu 20.04
I have the following in my dot.emacs-equivalent file to fix a problem
with fontification (colors) that I think has been discussed on the ESS
list. I don't think that this has been fixed yet, but I could be wrong.
More importantly, I think that it only pops up with the development
version of emacs (29.0.xx).
(defun my-inferior-ess-init ()
(setq-local ansi-color-for-comint-mode 'filter))
(add-hook 'inferior-ess-mode-hook 'my-inferior-ess-init))
I also have an annoying problem with C-l in *R* process buffers: if the
cursor is at the active R prompt, it will move the prompt to the center
and to the top of the buffer window, but it does not take it to the
bottom (usually it would cycle between those 3 positions instead of just
2). However, I think that this has something to do with my particular
setup. (It's funny how much I took this feature for granted until it
Anyway, to sum up, I would guess that whatever is in MELPA would work,
modulo the startup message about package cl being deprecated.
I hope that helps, or at least that I didn't completely misinterpret
your question. I wouldn't use a Debian package for something I could
get on ELPA or MELPA anyway, but purists may be anti-MELPA (???) and I
guess ESS isn't on ELPA, so ...
P.S. ESS is such an important part of the Emacs eco-system, it should be
integrated into Emacs, but I suppose there are many reasons why this
won't happen in our lifetimes.
Dirk Eddelbuettel via ESS-help <ess-help using r-project.org> writes:
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> Hi all,
> I just got a fresh (and detailed) bug reports at
> which details issue with the package I look after ("frozen" at the last
> official release) and the current emacs-gtk 28.1.
> I find myself between a rock and a hard place here. I would prefer an updated
> release, but of course as discussed here before "that ain't easy" and while I
> could switch to a melpa tarball I am a little worried I may then get side
> effects from the less tested combinations of what melpa has (and needs) and
> what may be in Debian to satisfy those dependencies. Thoughts?
> Best, Dirk
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