emacs28 in lunar?

Asked by Alexander Lazarević

Will lunar contain emacs 28? Or is there a roadmap? How is it decided if a new emacs version makes it into a new version of ubuntu?

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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Ubuntu is copying packages from Debian (to avoid double packaging work), and modifies these packages if necessary (and puts an "ubuntu" suffix to them in such case).
Debian already has version 28 in testing and unstable, see https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs so this should be sufficient for an inclusion of that version in Ubuntu lunar.
Lunar's release schedule https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/lunar-lobster-release-schedule/27284 shows a Debian import freeze date of February 23, so I assume that there are good chances that this version makes it into Ubuntu 23.04
Eventually creating a bug report can stimulate that.

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Alexander Lazarević (e11bits) said :

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

I found this

They may support Lunar but at present they support Jammy which is LTS and supported long after Lunar is end of life (EOL)

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Alexander Lazarević (e11bits) said :

You are right. I used that ppa before, but got confused after I made the move to 22.10, because the ppa only supports LTS (and 21.10?).

So the standard way to add the ppa will not work for me on 22.10:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kelleyk/emacs

But doing this is fine:

sudo add-apt-repository -S 'deb https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/kelleyk/emacs/ubuntu/ jammy main'

Thanks for reminding me!