emacs on osx
Posted by ark, ,

I just switched over to using emacs from brew rather than emacsformacosx.com

I really wanted 24.4 to fix the annoying distnoted runaway process bug.

It was as easy as:

brew uninstall emacs
rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/Homebrew/emacs*
brew install emacs --with-cocoa --with-gnutls --with-rsvg --with-imagemagick

I removed the Caches directory because if I didn’t I kept getting RPC failed; result=52, HTTP code = 0 errors.

I wanted to note that to run the GUI app I ran:

open /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/HEAD/Emacs.app

Then I selected keep in dock from the icon. I have no idea how bad it is to run it out of Cellar but it’s working. Let me know if I’m doing something wrong. I had tried linkapp