Emacs Modified for macOS is a distribution of GNU Emacs 25.3 (released September 11, 2017) bundled with a few select packages for R developers and LaTeX users.
The additions to stock Emacs are the following:
- ESS 17.11;
- AUCTeX 12.1;
- org 9.1.6;
- polymode 2017-03-07;
- markdown-mode.el 2.3;
- exec-path-from-shell.el 1.11
to import the user’s environment (by default
LANG) at Emacs startup;
- psvn.el r1573006, an interface for the version control system Subversion modified to include Andre Colomb’s and Koji Nakamaru’s combined patches to support Subversion 1.7;
- framepop.el to open temporary buffers in a separate frame;
- default.el and site-start.el, configuration files to make everything work.
The distribution is based on the latest stable release of GNU Emacs compiled by David Caldwell and distributed on Emacs for Mac OS X.
Version 25.3-modified-2 (Release notes)
Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
Open the disk image and copy Emacs in the
Applications folder or any
This distribution of Emacs is based on the NeXTstep port part of the
official sources of GNU Emacs. Other than the additions mentioned above
and the minor configurations found in the
site-start.el file, this is
a stock distribution of Emacs. Users of Emacs on other platforms will
appreciate the similar look and feel of the application.
Those looking for a more Mac-like version of Emacs may consider Aquamacs. I used Aquamacs myself for two years, but I got tired of disabling the newer “features” in each release of the application. For me Aquamacs insists too much on opening new frames and on playing with fonts. Moreover, ESS is not kept up to date on a regular basis.
For more information of the various options to run Emacs on macOS, see the Emacs wiki.
Emacs Modified for Windows. Same idea, with a user friendly installer.