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Re: [Orgmode] Which Emacs on Ubuntu

From: Ryan Thompson
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Which Emacs on Ubuntu
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 13:06:30 -0800

Even the most unstable development snapshot of emacs usually beats the
MTBF of any other "stable" component of your operating system or

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Ian Barton <address@hidden> wrote:
> Graham Smith wrote:
>> I have had to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10, and on going to
>> re-install Emacs, I see lots of choices.
>> As I primarily use Emacs to run Orgmode and I find the list of Emacs
>> options rather confusing, can anyone here suggest which is the best
>> option to install.
>> The key choices seem to be Emacs 22 or 23  with or without GTK.
>> But there is also just an "emacs" option which is described as an
>> Emacs 23 meta package.
>> I realise this may well be an Ubuntu or Emacs question, but as I said
>> my main use for Emacs is Orgmode, so I think some advice from here may
>> be useful.
>> So any help would be appreciated.
> I use the emacs-snapshot ppa from
> https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-elisp/+archive/ppa. I had some problems with
> the Ubuntu Emacs 23 package (menu drawing, etc). However, these have
> probably been fixed by now.
> The snapshot is a bleeding edge version of Emacs, so you can expect bug
> fixes and new bugs - best of both worlds! Having said that I haven't
> encountered any bugs that affected me.
> Ian.
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