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Re: [O] emacs24-starter-kit and Aquamacs 3.0

From: Thomas S. Dye
Subject: Re: [O] emacs24-starter-kit and Aquamacs 3.0
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 08:51:35 -1000

Aloha all,

Macports has an emacs-app that bundles all the files in

We use this at work and find it convenient.

All the best,

Rick Frankel <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2014-05-15 10:31, Vikas Rawal wrote:
>> Probably not the answer you want, but as a long-time mac and emacs
>> user, my suggestion would be to use the vanilla os x version of emacs.
>> The "nextstep" build of emacs runs as a native app,
>> You are suggesting to a Mac user to build his own Emacs?
>> Do you know what that takes?
>> About 10 minutes :-)
>> I just realized that it is even possible to download it prebuilt.
>> I recommend a homebrew-based install of emacs.
>> I like the version available from railwaycat/emacsmacport tap
>> (https://github.com/railwaycat/emacs-mac-port [1]).
> Not familiar w/ emacsports, will take a look at it this weekend. My
> problem w/ the homebrew install (and i'm a homebrew fan) is that
> i prefer the "all-in-one" (--with-ns) package and not having the app
> spread around /usr/local in unix fashion the way the homebrew install
> works.
> Personally, i used homebrew to install the build dependencies
> (autoconf, automake, imagemagick, etc) and the git mirror of the emacs
> trunk (http://git.sv.gnu.org/emacs.git) YMMV.
> rick

Thomas S. Dye

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