We have Emms in ELPA now. This means that the manner in which we install
Emms isn't going to change. We also have new info methods in
emms-info-exiftool and emms-info-tinytag which rely on easily
Will you please consider working on the Emms manual to help reflect
I would suggest the Quickstart section, which aims to be the tl;dr of
the manual. The manual is also available online and the Quickstart
section is linked-to directly from the Emms Website
> Hi Yoni,
> Thanks for the response. Exciting development!
> I have added a postscript to the article about future versions.
> Once you have the new version, I would love to help you with the manual. I
> am a much better writer than a developer.
> On Tue, 25 Aug 2020 at 11:39, Yoni Rabkin <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Peter Prevos <[hidden email]> writes:
>> > Hi,
>> > Thanks for developing this software.
>> > While the manual is extensive, I struggled to get EMMS installed the way
>> > want as the documentation assumes some prior knowledge.
>> > I wrote an article about configuring EMMS to help others:
>> > https://lucidmanager.org/productivity/configure-emms/ >>
>> Thank you for writing this, I believe it will be of help.
>> > Would it be possible to bundle emms-print-metadata with the binary
>> > version of Emacs?
>> The relationship between Emms and Emacs has recently changed in that
>> Emms used to be an independent GNU project, but now Emms is available
>> (version 5.42) via GNU ELPA. The most common way of installing Emms will
>> now become via the built-in package manager of Emacs.
>> We are also transitioning away from the "shim" binary of
>> emms-print-metadata by providing metadata via tinytag (already
>> implemented) and soon exiftool. The advantage of these is that they are
>> both installable via the package managers that are already available on
>> people's systems. To wit, no more compilation and installation of a
>> separate binary.
>> Since Emms has been only recently added to ELPA, I haven't had the
>> manual reflect this just yet. I want to make sure the way we distribute
>> Emms via ELPA stabilizes before I document it.
>> Last, but not least, if you send in patches to the Emms documentation I
>> will be glad to work that into the manual. Of course it would also be
>> great if you updated your article to reflect the existing and upcoming
>> changes to Emms' distribution, since ELPA makes it even simpler in most
>> "Cut your own wood and it will warm you twice"