[OS X Emacs] Installing newer version of org-mode

Thomas S. Dye tsd at tsdye.com
Sun Jul 5 15:49:02 EDT 2009

Aloha Michael,

I am definitely into doing these things the simple way.

The org-mode manual leaves me confused, though.  If I add the two  
lines to my .emacs, as you suggest, is it still necessary to change  
the org-mode Makefile?  I think the org-mode manual can be read either  
way on this.


On Jul 5, 2009, at 9:18 AM, Michael Gilbert wrote:

> On Jul 5,2009, at 9:39 AM, Thomas S. Dye wrote:
>> I've been using org-mode quite a bit lately, enough to discover  
>> that I'd like to use features added recently.  The org-mode in  
>> Aquamacs is 5.23a; the current org-mode release is 6.28.   What is  
>> the best way to install a new org-mode so it works with Aquamacs?
> In order to make it easy for me to keep up with nightly builds, I  
> did this the simple way. In my .emacs file (the preferences file), I  
> just added two lines pointing emacs to the newer orgmode directory.  
> I stored the latter side by side with Aquamacs in a directory. The  
> instructions for this are also in the orgmode manual, right near the  
> top. I store Aquamacs in a user Applications directory on my  
> machine, so the two lines in my file look like this:
> (setq load-path (cons "~/Applications/Text/Aquamacs/org-6.28e/lisp"  
> load-path))
> (setq load-path (cons "~/Applications/Text/Aquamacs/org-6.28e/ 
> contrib/lisp" load-path))
> Now I can upgrade Aquamacs any time I like without having to re- 
> upgrade orgmode.
> -- Michael
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