2

I like this Emacs package called Emacs Centered Point link. I must highlight that it is not listed on MELPA/ELPA.

Until now, I have just appended the snippet to my init file with the following and it works:

(define-minor-mode centered-point-mode
  "Alaways center the cursor in the middle of the screen."
  :lighter "..."
  (cond (centered-point-mode (add-hook 'post-command-hook 'pmd/line-change))
    (t (remove-hook 'post-command-hook 'pmd/line-change))))

(defun pmd/line-change ()
  (when (eq (get-buffer-window)
            (selected-window))
    (recenter)))

(provide 'centeredpoint)
(centered-point-mode t) ;;enable it globally

But, I have been completely re-writing my init file to be as declarative as possible with use-package.

And now I am unsure about how to handle this package since it is not on MELPA/ELPA.

Ceteris paribus (other things equal), is it possible to wrap this with use-package? If possible, how to do so?

Would it be even more verbose than keeping things as they are?

1 Answer 1

4

Yes, it is possible to use use-package, and it will be less verbose than including the entire snippet.

You will need to basically add the centeredpoint.el file to Emacs load-path. One option is to download centeredpoint.el at some place, and then use the :load-path keyword.

(use-package centeredpoint
  :load-path "path-to-centeredpoint.el" ; relative path will work
  :hook (after-init-hook. centered-point-mode))

The following snippet uses straight.el as the package manager.

(use-package centeredpoint
  :straight (centered-point-mode :type git :host github 
                                 :repo "jmercouris/emacs-centered-point")
  :hook (after-init-hook. centered-point-mode))

It is possible to use quelpa with use-package along with Emacs' default package manager to install packages automatically that are not on MELPA/ELPA. The other alternative is to write your own function with package-install.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.