domingo, 9 de octubre de 2011

Emacs 24 is frozen

Emacs 24 entered the feature freeze state a couple of weeks ago, so it's the moment to install it and start fiddling with its new features (I want to try the editable occur buffer, and some asynchronous goodies for gnus).

There have been a couple of posts in planet emacsen that explain how easy is to install it in debian or ubuntu (natty).

The thing is that I use an older ubuntu version and I had to compile it myself. Not very problematic, but here's the couple of libs that I had to install before being able to compile it. Obviously, you'll need the usual binutils and dev tools. also you'll need these packages.

apt-get install autoconf texinfo libxpm-dev libgif-dev libgtk2.0-dev xserver-xorg-dev xorg-dev libfontconfig-dev libfreetype-dev libxft-dev # probably, not everything is needed, but once you warm up, apt-get is too easy.

Then, just get the code from the repo, and configure install in proper directory:

git clone 
cd emacs
./configure --prefix=~/emacs-24
make install

Now you have your emacs in ~/emacs-24/bin/emacs, and hopefully, everything will work from the beginning. I had to disable a couple of lines in my .emacs file, but just minor things.

Now it's time to try emacs-starter-kit 2.

1 comentario:

Anónimo dijo...

For Ubuntu 12.10 the list is missing

libfreetype6-dev libjpeg-dev libtiff5-dev libncurses-dev

but libfreetype-dev is not available any more.