We have a steady trickle of people using notmuch-emacs from melpa with
distro packages of notmuch, and then being confused when it doesn't
work. Try to warn people what a foot-gun this is; this commentary
should be copied to the melpa web site.
emacs/notmuch.el | 15 ++++++++++++++-
1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/emacs/notmuch.el b/emacs/notmuch.el
index bd503a11..b112cf03 100644
@@ -49,7 +49,20 @@
;; Have fun, and let us know if you have any comment, questions, or
;; kudos: Notmuch list <[hidden email]> (subscription is not
;; required, but is available from https://notmuchmail.org).
+;; Note for MELPA users (and others tracking the development version
+;; of notmuch-emacs):
+;; This emacs package needs a fairly closely matching version of the
+;; notmuch program. If you use the MELPA version of notmuch.el (as
+;; opposed to MELPA stable), you should be prepared to track the
+;; master development branch (i.e. build from git) for the notmuch
+;; program as well. Upgrading notmuch-emacs too far beyond the notmuch
+;; program can CAUSE YOUR EMAIL TO STOP WORKING.
+;; TL;DR: notmuch-emacs from MELPA and notmuch from distro packages is
+;; NOT SUPPORTED.