It’s … a set of dotfiles extracted from my years of obsessive Emacs tweaking. It acts as a base config from which new users can get going with minimal fuss. You won’t learn Emacs from it, but it will help you get started out as it provides saner defaults and bundles a lot of really useful functionality.
I’ve been using it as my main config for quite some time now, so it’s got all the libraries I need. If you’re interested in trying out with Emacs but don’t know where to start, give this a shot. If you’re an old hand but are curious to pick up some new tricks, try out the starter kit and let me know if it’s missing some must-have functionality that you’re used to.
Give it a try:
$ git clone git://github.com/technomancy/emacs-starter-kit.git $ emacs -q -l ~/path/to/emacs-starter-kit/init.el
I’m going to play with this on and off for the next few days and see if I can’t learn a few tricks from an emacs guru.