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10.4: Compile Emacs for Tiger UNIX
Tiger only hintFor those of you who've made the jump to Tiger and are struggling with getting a version of Emacs up and running, here's some help.

The current version in CVS builds just fine and seems to be fully functional. I was able to get everything going with Andrew Choi's instructions. He seems to be working on perfecting the Carbon version of XEmacs, too.
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10.4: Compile Emacs for Tiger
Authored by: Safar on May 13, '05 11:50:02AM

i got a binary here : http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/development_tools/emacsforosx.html ; it is very neat, although the icon is ugly and i can't drag files to its dock icon
other binaries i found on the net had lots of problems



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10.4: Compile Emacs for Tiger
Authored by: justice on May 13, '05 12:12:48PM
You might want to check out yaced (Yet Another Carbon Emacs Distribution) which also comes with a working AucTeX install.

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10.4: Compile Emacs for Tiger
Authored by: Safar on May 13, '05 01:12:48PM

thank you, it rocks ; other binaries have gone to the trash



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10.4: Working complete distribution
Authored by: davidswelt on May 13, '05 02:59:09PM
Check out the new Aquamacs Emacs - it's an Emacs distribution that not only works on Tiger as well as on Panther, but also supplies a whole range of features geared at Mac OS X users. You can copy/cut/paste with Apple-C/X/V, you can use your mouse and your keyboard to mark text like you're used to, and special characters (with option key) work as well. Scrolling with a scrollbar has been fixed to work well, and most importantly, the fonts look good (antialiased, several fonts available to choose from). It's a drag&drop install, so you can try it out before installing in the system. There is also a mailing list for support if needed. (The latest beta is recommended.)

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10.4: Compile Emacs for Tiger
Authored by: placain on May 14, '05 01:09:50PM

I'm a bit confused by this hint - emacs seemed to come preinstalled on my copy of Tiger.

I purchased a Mac Mini a two weeks ago and did a clean install of Tiger on it. I can type 'emacs' at a terminal prompt and GNU Emacs 21.2.1 runs.

Does this hint give me something different/better than that?



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10.4: Compile Emacs for Tiger
Authored by: davidbodonnell on May 14, '05 06:40:55PM

I think they're looking for a GUI version that doesn't require Terminal to be launched.



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10.4: Compile Emacs for Tiger
Authored by: hokchun on Jun 10, '05 11:05:30AM

You can follow the intruction here

http://www.innoq.com/blog/st/2005/05/20/how_to_build_emacs_on_os_x_tiger_and_above.html

It works very well



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10.4: Compile Emacs for Tiger
Authored by: ubermuse on Jul 03, '07 05:57:42PM
After trying out Aquamacs and finding it much too slow for my liking I was on the search for hints on compiling and also ran across this (which seems to work a bit better, in fact). Been up and running for weeks with no problems. http://www.oreillynet.com/mac/blog/2006/01/building_emacs22_on_mac_os_x.html

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10.4: Compile Emacs for Tiger
Authored by: Tops20 on Jul 05, '07 10:42:01AM
What about the Carbon Emacs that Apple provides a link to?

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/unix_open_source/carbonemacspackage.html

Probably build off of the same sources as most or all of the other versions listed in this thread. If you don't need X Windows support, there's no need to build from source. (And if you're satisfied with only running in a terminal window, using the copy that comes with the BSD package will be enough.)

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