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which port of emacs (or xemacs) do you use?
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daimoni
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Jan 28, 2002, 10:08 PM
 
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I built 21.1 of GNU (I think I got the mod'd source off Apple Darwin servers but I dont remember). It works under both X and in the
terminal w/ color highlighting.
     
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Do you think you could post more detail/instructions of the steps you took and where you got the binaries or source.

I am hoping to find a emacs binary that can install that has color highlighting in the terminal and works in its own window under X Windows.

I would like to avoid having to build from source unless that is absolutely necessary.

Thank for any help anyone could provide.

--KDub
     
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Originally posted by kwiersma:
<STRONG>Do you think you could post more detail/instructions of the steps you took and where you got the binaries or source.

I am hoping to find a emacs binary that can install that has color highlighting in the terminal and works in its own window under X Windows.

I would like to avoid having to build from source unless that is absolutely necessary.

Thank for any help anyone could provide.

--KDub</STRONG>
Sorry, but I don't think that's available yet. To run emacs on OS X, I believe you have to apply a patch to the source code before you compile. But don't worry -- the process is very easy. Go to http://mac-emacs.sourceforge.net/ and just follow the directions. I just did it an hour ago and everything seemed to go great, but the app won't launch when I double click it. (It starts to launch, then stops.) I can use it in the terminal okay with color, but I don't know what's wrong with the windowed version..... :-(

Anyway, give it a shot -- It's really not hard to do.
     
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Emacs is installed on OS X already. If you want XEmacs or something without having to compile a source distribution, then you can find it somewhere here. You do, however, have to install it manually, but that's not that hard --
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1"face="Geneva, Verdana, Arial">code:</font><HR><pre><font size=1 face=courier>
% tar -zxvf &lt;xemacs compressed file&gt;
% cd &lt;xemacs directory&gt;
% su
# cp &lt;xemacs file&gt; /
# cd /
# tar -zxvf &lt;xemacs file&gt;
# /usr/sbin/chown &lt;your username&gt; /usr/local/lib/xemacs-<font color = blue>21.1</font>.<font color = blue>12</font>/*
# /usr/sbin/chown &lt;your username&gt; /usr/local/bin/xemacs
# exit
% xemacs
</font>[/code]
The last command must be done from X, of course, though the others can be done in Terminal.app.

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