A graphical interface for the jul package manager inside Emacs

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jul-mode is a package for Emacs that allows you to easily manipulate packages found in the user repositories for Dragora. It also lets you easily install, upgrade, and remove packages.


This is the main source file. All the code is based on code from the `list-packages.el' file.


Very messy notes for figuring out how `list-packages' works.


The main goal of the mode is to bring an easy-to-use package manager for the user repos. However, I wish for it to be a tool that you can use to do all package management on your Dragora system.

How to use jul-mode

Installation & Configuration

Using jul-mode is very easy. Since it isn't found in melpa, you must clone it from this repo and add '(add-to-list 'load-path "/path/to/jul-mode")' to your .emacs file. This will allow you to use the 'load' function to load in jul-mode. To load it place '(load "jul-mode.el")' in your .emacs file.


To run jul-mode, simple run the command 'M-x jul-list-package' and a it will sync with the user repo and probe your installed directory, then display all the available and installed packages.

At this point you can search for the package you wish to install/remove by using Emacs' default search function (C-s). Once you find a package you wish to install/remove, you can press 'i' or 'd' to mark it for installation or deletion, respectively. If you wish to check you system for updates, press 'U' (notice that this is upper case) and jul-mode will find any packages that are in need of updating. You will notice the packages will be marked with a 'U' if they are in need of upgrading. To execute the installation, deletion, and/or upgrade press 'x' and an asynchronous shell task will be opened. Enter in your sudo password and you are golden. If you marked a package you don't wish to install/remove/upgrade, you can press 'u' (lowercase) while the cursor is on that package and it will be unmarked.

After you do some installs and some updates you may wish to clean out all the .tlz files found in the temporary directory. You can do this by running the `jul-package-clean-temp-dir' function. To execute it, just hit 'C' (uppercase).

If you wish to see the output of the install, remove, or upgrade command, you can switch to the `pkg $(command) Output' buffer; where command is add, remove, or upgrade.


If you find yourself wanting to view what packages are installed but don't want to sync with the server, you can run the `jul-package-list-installed' command. This will only show you what you have installed; perfect if you don't have Internet connection. You can still remove packages in this mode.