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Jonas Bernoulli

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Basel, Switzerland

I am the maintainer of Magit one of the most popular and even beloved Emacs packages. I love seeing it mentioned as "one of Emacs' killer apps" again and again. That feels really good. Thanks!

Unfortunately it does not really translate to a stable income. At the end of 2017 I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and subsequently was able to improve Magit a lot. 2019 was slower. Important side notes: I still owe backers the promised cheat cheats and posters. I'll send those out in November. I do not plan to do another Kickstarter campaign. I would rather have a steady income. That is less stressful, which in turn helps my productivity.

I would like to work full time on Magit and other Emacs related projects again. Please help make that a reality by becoming a sponsor. There's still so much I want to do and if you are one of those people who only has the highest praise for Magit, then you should be excited about that. 😀


Beside Magit, I also maintain the Emacsmirror, the biggest collection of Emacs packages. I also regularly contribute to Melpa.

The Emacsmirror as well as my Git submodule based package manager borg go back to about the same time as when package.el was born. Ever since then I quietly worked on that, contributing fixes to many hundreds of packages in the process. This work is much less visible, but I believe it had a big impact on the overall quality of third-party packages. For example there are currently only two feature conflicts among the more than 7000 known packages, which is largely my doing.

Based on that work I would like to do more to automate testing of all Emacs packages and automatically suggesting fixes. Currently this work is being done semi-manually when a package is first added to Melpa, but this could and should be done regularly for packages that are already distributed on Melpa and have not been reviewed in a long time or ever.

I'm also the author of another few dozen packages, which are listed at here, here or here.


Emacsair is my blog.

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