Will Emacs 27 be available directly on Ubuntu?

Asked by marcoxa on 2021-04-10

The Emacs package available on Ubuntu "focal" is 26.x. Emacs has bumped to 27.x in August 2020, with a few key improvements.

Will the package be updated in the main Ubuntu repository ( https://packages.ubuntu.com/source/focal/emacs ) and when?

Thanks

Marco

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Manfred Hampl suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #3037: “no rolling release”.

marcoxa (marcoxa) said : #2

Thanks... a bit disappointing, but that answers it.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

There are several PPAs available with various versions of emacs, I am sure that there are some with emacs 27 for focal.
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=emacs