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jove

by
Robert G. Brown
Duke University Physics Department
Durham, NC 27708-0305
Copyright Robert G. Brown, 2014


Abstract

JOVE: Jonathan's Own Version of Emacs

by Jonathan Payne (not NOT by Robert Brown

jove Version 4.16.0.65


This is a portable/semimaintainable rpm packaging of jove. Jove stands for Jonathan's Own Version of Emacs, and in my opinion it has been the best text editor available for decades (as emacs, its progenitor, has become ever more crack-ridden until I can no longer stand to use it at all even as a stand-in for jove). Jove is, in particular, a really great editor for e.g. C source code, latex source code, and in general source codes that require an invocation of "make" to build internally. It has all the essential features of emacs without losing its attractive sparseness.

Since I use jove exclusively (having done so for getting on 18 years at this point) and since I also use rpm-based systems exclusively and rpm-centric distribution tools such as yum, I need jove to be neatly packaged. The first thing I ever do on a system is go in and install jove so I can work on it. It needs to be cleanly rpm-buildable and (I think) distributed as prebuilt source rpm if not binary rpm for some of the major distributions.

Jove is currently maintained (as far as I can tell) as a tarball-only product within Toronto's CS department. From their base, I've hacked the Makefile, the spec file, and the versions.h file (trivially) as follows:

  • Added sed automagic so that version numbers and build date are set in one place only (the Makefile) and updated to spec file and version.h.
  • Added gpg signatures to the rpm's.
  • Added a set of macros and targets to support the maintenance of this website, including targets for "make tgz", "make rpm", "make yum" and "make installweb". With these targets I can (re)build rpm's for three or four architectures (e.g. RH 9, FC 2, FC 3, i386, x86_64, Centos) and install them in yum repositories by "make yum;make installweb" on each architecture from one set of sources.
  • Cleaned up the specfile in some trivial ways that may not be the best ways to get clean builds on RH/FC-derived rpm systems.

These changes SHOULD NOT affect any other build targets or build processes (with the possible exceptions of the specfile changes, where I don't have enough distribution alternatives to test across all of them). Either way, if you want a repository from which to mirror relatively current signed jove rpm's, yum update jove rpms, grab a tarball of jove that has the above make targets for your own local builds, feel free to use this site.

I'm also willing to provide some debugging support if the rpm's on this site don't work for you or rebuild for you. I have to emphasize the some because I have a lot of projects and as long as jove works for me, I'm happy and may be busy as well as happy. However, if you encounter a bug or just need some help feel free to contact me at rgb at phy.duke.edu.



Contents

Document TypeSize (K)Last Modified
yum/rpm/tgz N/A
N/A
jove/jove-4.16.0.65-1.i386.rpm 434
11/13/13
jove/jove-4.16.0.65-1.src.rpm 827
11/13/13
jove/jove-4.16.0.65-1.x86_64.rpm 459
11/13/13
jove/jove-4.16.0.65.tgz 823
11/13/13
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Home Top Flashcard Program DieHarder Program Benchmaster Program Jove (editor) Program The C Book The Tao of Programming Your Brain: a User's Manual (draft) CVS Mini Howto
C project template PVM project template LaTeX project template HOWTO project template Latex Manual (online) random_pvm demo/template The yum HOWTO (draft) Yum Article Contact About
Amazon Sales Rank Toolset A Theorem Concerning God

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