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Emacs 24.3
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Emacs is back with a vengeance. I recently got a new MacBook and have developed the need for some native Emacs goodness.

I looked around (though not too hard) and didn't see any other Emacs binaries except for Aquamacs, but it is too divergent from normal Emacs behavior for me. You may like it if the idea of multiple files open in a single window scares you or you are one of those who've actually used the menus in Emacs. Or maybe you want Command-O to open a file instead of using C-x C-f. I sure don't. I want my emacs to work like emacs and not like a Mac. :-) No offense to
What's New
Version 24.3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.6.8 or later



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ver. 24.x:
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Negritude commented on 01 Jun 2011
FYI, the current version is 23.3.

The developer web site has changed to:

http://emacsformacosx.com

Builds are archived here:

http://emacsformacosx.com/builds
[Version 22.1]


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steron69 commented on 19 Jun 2008
The best Emacs for Mac OS X every Time!
[Version 22.1]


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bousozoku commented on 12 Nov 2007
Leopard (10.5.0) already includes emacs 22.1.1, for those interested.
[Version 22.1]

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sjk replied on 12 Nov 2007
The version of Emacs bundled with OS X only runs in shell (Terminal) windows, not as a GUI app.
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JCT commented on 17 Jun 2006
ERIKH: It can read word documents, through an emacs antiword mode.
[Version 06/06/17]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 May 2005
it's too slow. even the xcode editor is faster
[Version 05/05/19]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 May 2005
I have downloaded the dmg file twice now. The current file claims to have "no mountable file systems".

Could someone check and post a working version?

Bad dmg-file aside, Emacs ROCKS!
[Version 05/05/19]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jan 2005
The one true editor! I've been using the Carbon builds for about 8 months now and they are great, and should make most Emacs users very happy.

Really folks, if you're interested in Emacs, get the darwinports version and build it yourself.

For those who haven't used emacs before, it's a programmers editor with only the very, very basic of features not available to completely rearchitect on the fly. It's very powerful, but won't read your word documents. Just saving those who might be thinking that wasted effort.
[Version 21.3.50]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Jan 2005
Emacs will do anything, including read Word documents.

Unfortunately, you won't be able to read the Word document in Emacs.
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Jan 2005
Installed it, doubleclicked the application, nothing happened.
[Version 21.3.50]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Jan 2005
Same problem here. Look at hte crashreporter logs. The problem is a file /usr/lib/libncurses.5.dylib. The program apparently wants version 6. I have no clue how to obtain the correct file. This file in not in the package.
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Anonymous commented on 11 Jan 2005
Yes, the new Emacs is looking for a newer (6) library than what's installed (5).
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Anonymous commented on 11 Jan 2005
It works here. Maybe you need the dev tools installed?
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Anonymous commented on 05 May 2005
Does anyone know: where do you get the version 6 referred to in the earliest post? I have the dev tools cd installed already.

Thanks.
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Kiryph rated on 22 Dec 2012

[Version 24.2]



cantor rated on 07 Jun 2012

[Version 22.1]


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Version Downloads:1,619
Type:Development : Editors
License:Free
Date:11 Mar 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Emacs is back with a vengeance. I recently got a new MacBook and have developed the need for some native Emacs goodness.

I looked around (though not too hard) and didn't see any other Emacs binaries except for Aquamacs, but it is too divergent from normal Emacs behavior for me. You may like it if the idea of multiple files open in a single window scares you or you are one of those who've actually used the menus in Emacs. Or maybe you want Command-O to open a file instead of using C-x C-f. I sure don't. I want my emacs to work like emacs and not like a Mac. :-) No offense to the Aquamacs guys, their goals are just different than mine.

At any rate, I set up a script to build emacs from CVS every week. It will build on whatever version of OS X I happen to be using at the time and so these may or may not work for you. Also keep in mind these are pre-release snapshots from the Emacs cvs server and so again, they may not work for you.

If you download a build, please use the thumbs up and thumbs down pointer for that build to indicate whether or not it worked for you (rather than sending me email). Thanks.


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