Wanting to upload 2 new packages
Byrel and I finished getting a new xpm-mode uploaded to text-modes.
It was obvious where that went because it was an update to an existing
by the same name in text modes.
Now there are 2 more packages to upload, new ones that are not an update
to an existing package. Where do we put them?
One is buffer-colors.el, a package that involves an easy method for
colors on the fly, both with a menu interface and with a customize
interface. It also
has a rule-based method of changing colors on new buffers, based on
know about a file, such as file attributes (if it is read only) and by
(.c or .cpp, for example), or by time (or any other thing you can know
about a file),
or any other thing, such as changing the colors by a time period, every
hour or 2, to
ease eye strain, for example.
We were thinking it might go in edit-utils package--what do you think?
The second file is icon-themes.el, a package to change icons as a "set"
XEmacs menu bar.
There are 5 kinds of icon "sets" or themes so far:
Oxygen (from KDE)
Open Icon Library
default icons that come with XEmacs
More icon themes can be added by anybody with an included template. The
that are from OSS icon libraries (Oxygen, Tango, and Open icon library)
different sizes of icons based on sizes that are distributed in each of
from 32x32 up through 128x128, though not all of those sizes exist in
each of the
distributed libraries. When someone gets libsvg working within XEmacs,
it will be easy to adapt this to using scalable graphics as well as
xpm's and png's that
it does now. We have on the menu under Options-->Icon Themes, though
that can be
changed. Where do you think this package should be put?
The second question is, once we figure out where to upload them, who do
we ask for
permission to upload them at that place (or places)?
I am hoping to get these uploaded pretty quickly since Byrel goes back
to grad school
in less than a week. We have used each of them between 6 and 10 months
while they are not perfect, we feel they are stable at least as far as
I can upload a copy of the two files if that is needed to tell where
they should go.
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