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Emacs in 5 minutes

December 5th, 2008 by Ryan McGeary · 193 Comments

In preparation for a new upcoming PeepCode screencast, Geoffrey Grosenbach put together a quick 5 minute Emacs introduction. It’s a good summary of some Emacs niceties. Geoffrey also wrote up some of his other initial Emacs impressions.

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Emacs Starter Kit

December 5th, 2008 by Ryan McGeary · 99 Comments

Phil Hagelberg recently started a new project called Emacs Starter Kit. Here’s how Phil describes it: 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 […]

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Where In The World Are Emacs Users?

October 26th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 64 Comments

Every few months you see a thread on the emacs news groups polling to see the age or occupation of the users. Recently someone sent out a link on gnu.emacs.help to a site called BuddyMapping with a map for Emacs Users. I have always loved maps, and I am a sucker for these map mash-ups, […]

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GNU Emacs 22 Released

June 3rd, 2007 by Rob Christie · 91 Comments

Emacs 22 was officially released yesterday. Emacs version 22 includes GTK+ toolkit support, enhanced mouse support, a new keyboard macro system, improved Unicode support, and drag-and-drop operation on X, plus many new modes and packages including a graphical user interface to GDB, Python mode, the mathematical tool Calc, the remote file editing system Tramp, and […]

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A Little Bit of History

May 4th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 73 Comments

I just ran across this article. The Church of Emacs is a good read… no it’s not from alt.religion.emacs. The article is more of a history of emacs with some great references as well.

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IBM Emacs Tutorial, Part I

April 2nd, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 107 Comments

Michael Stutz recently wrote Part I of a new new series at IBM called Emacs editing environment. The first is Learn the basics of Emacs. This first tutorial is definitely geared toward the emacs newcomer. There is a lot of overlap with the built-in emacs tutorial (C-h t), but different mediums are good for teaching […]

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Recent Features in Carbon Emacs

March 5th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 83 Comments

It’s always nice to delete code or configuration files while maintaining or increasing functionality. The 2007-01-06 Carbon Emacs build now imports paths from the user’s shell (bash, tcsh, zsh). Note: The latest available build is from 2007-01-21, and includes a few more goodies. This added functionality allowed me to delete a few setq exec-path and […]

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G-client: Google Services in Emacs

March 3rd, 2007 by Ryan McGeary · 113 Comments

If you are the type who likes to do everything within emacs, check out g-client. For a full writeup, read An Emacs Client For Google Services to learn how to integrate Google’s Blogger, Reader, and Calender with emacs.

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Hello World

January 12th, 2007 by Rob Christie · 40 Comments

We’d like to introduce a small blog focused on “the one true editor.” I use emacs daily. My intent for this blog is initially the following: Provide links to recent emacs happenings. As an emacs user I feel like I browse different sites and blogs, and find useful information in various nooks and crannies of […]

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