Install Emacs on the Mac
There are many ways to install Emacs on the Mac, from pre-build
Applications, to Homebrew, to installing from source.
My current favorite way to get the latest Emacs which has some
additional stuff for the Mac is by using a build script, which builds
Emacs from its source.
It’s called build-emacs-macos and is on Github. The instructions to use it are here in the README.
Emacs on Windows WSL2
So, it turns out that WSL2 is actually kind of neat, where it
runs a Linux image at almost native speed, and also supports
So, what’s the first thing you do in WSL2? Install Emacs of course!
Below is the script I use to install Emacs on an Ubuntu image.
To know what the latest stable version on master is, I look at this Github issue from Jim Myhrberg, who keeps track of those.
# Checkout Emacs
$ git clone git://git.sv.gnu.org/emacs.git
# Checkout latest stable version, see note above.
$ git checkout 8febda4
# Vanilla Emacs requirements
$ sudo apt install build-essential autoconf libgtk-3-dev libgnutls28-dev libtiff5-dev libgif-dev libjpeg-dev libpng-dev libxpm-dev libncurses-dev texinfo adwaita-icon-theme-full
# Native compilation requirements
$ sudo apt install libgccjit-11-dev
# Required for Native JSON
$ sudo apt install libjansson4 libjansson-dev
# Required for tree-sitter support
$ sudo apt install libtree-sitter-dev
$ cd emacs
$ export CC=/usr/bin/gcc-11 CXX=/usr/bin/gcc-11
$ ./configure --with-pgtk --with-native-compilation --with-tree-sitter --with-json --without-pop
$ make -j$(nproc)
$ sudo make install
And, sometimes when you update the repository, it refuses to build. I usually fix that with running
make bootstrap er