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    Question Emacs in separate window

    Anyone know how to get emacs to pop up in a separate window?

    Right now I have XDarwin going and can use xterms and all that jazz. What Im curious about, though, is how come on linux, when I type "emacs" in an xterm window, emacs pops up in a new window, but in OS X, it only opens up in the xterm window (or Terminal window)? I dont want to use xemacs...though if anyone could point me to a good port of that Id appreciate it too. I really just want to use the good ol emacs but be able to use my mouse to click on the menu items and scroll bar, etc. And also get colors going.

    Thanks!

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    because the emacs that is provided in OSX wasn't compiled w/ Xwindows
    (why would it have been?). So, you probably want to get the source
    tarball off of darwin.apple.com (or wherever) and recompile it on a box
    that has Xwindows and make sure you compile w/ Xwindow support.

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    Thanks for the tip, howardm4.

    I downloaded the source but hit a snag - the first step to building emacs on a machine is to run the configure script that builds a script to make emacs on your particular hardware and os. Unfortunately, it doesnt want to set things up for os x (doesnt recognize it as a supported platform).

    Do you have a recommendation on which platform I should make the script build for? I browsed through the list in {emacs path}/etc/MACHINES and didnt see anything that looked obviously right. I figured it might be a bsd one, or the apple-powerpc-gnulinux one.

    Anyone else out there actually do this (build emacs on OS X) successfully?

    Thanks!

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    actually, you can d/l the correctly mod'd source from Apple's Darwin site.

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    Location of updated Darwin emacs download?

    Could someone post the url for getting either a compiled binary or the source?

    I am trying to get emacs setup with xwin as well and understand that he Darwin version is the best way to go. I looked around out on the Darwin site but couldn't find any info on where to d/l the Darwin emacs source or binary.

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    I too would like that info.

    kwiersma, I have done the following so far:

    I went to www.gnu.org and downloaded the source for emacs 21.1. Then I went here and got the mac patch and followed all instructions. Unfortunately, after configuring, making, and installing as per the instructions, it didnt work. Im not really sure why, tho, as I didnt get any error messages or warnings.

    Maybe you can try this too and see if it works for you. If it does, please let me know.

    If anyone else knows issues with the steps I have taken, please post here.

    Thanks

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    [root@localhost xemacs-21.5.4]# ./configure \
    --with-x11 \
    --with-xpm \
    --with-png \
    --with-jpeg \
    --error-checking=none \
    --with-ncurses

    I actually just compiled xemacs on darwin tonight and it worked fine, with this config. I had to omit --with-tiff because my libtiff is a little flaky (need to actually compile it myself). It autodetected the host and seemed to chug along fine, so this should be an option for you. Note that this is xemacs ALONE. I figured since emacs came with darwin, why reinvent the wheel. But I do need xemacs since gvim is fubar under Xdarwin (can't focus the damn window for the life of me).

    Cheers,
    John

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    emacs as an aqua app is available from sourceforge.

    or you can just set up a .term file and make it run emacs when opened. again, set alias for it...

    well... if you insist on using xemacs, i dunno what to tell you... since I don't use xemacs.

    Last edited by beef; February 7th, 2002 at 06:08 PM.
    what's for dinner?

 

 
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