Marmalade is an ELPA compatible package repository that allows users to upload their own packages. Package maintainers don’t have to be the same as the maintainers of the original code. This is somewhat like major GNU/Linux distributions.

Marmalade endeavours to deliver stable releases. This means some packages are considered stale.

The repository has had availability problems and is now managed by NicFerrier who says he is slowly fixing things.

Marmalade vs ELPA vs MELPA

Unlike MELPA, but like GnuELPA, Marmalade cannot automatically upload libraries from the EmacsWiki ElispArea.
This is considered a feature by Marmalade users.

Unlike MELPA, but like GnuELPA, Marmalade is restricted to only free software packages.

Unlike GnuELPA, but like MELPA, Marmalade requires no signing of FSF Copyright papers.

Marmalade uses an Emacs client to upload and download packages.

About Marmalade

Marmalade is a fully EmacsLisp project. An Elnode web application maintained by NicFerrier in github.

If you have a problem NicFerrier asks that you report issues or suggest features through the Github issues system.