[OS X Emacs] Configuration for coexisting Emacs apps

Braun, Michael braunm at mail.smu.edu
Tue Jun 8 18:10:39 EDT 2021

In my ~/.emacs file, I have only the following:

(unless (featurep 'aquamacs)
 (load-file "~/Dropbox/emacs/Preferences.el”))  ;; which is linked from ~/Library/Preferences/Aquamacs Emacs

That way, emacs-mac loads my preferences if it needs to, and Aquamacs loads the file only once. I guess I could put emacs-mac-only code there, too.

At the top of my Preferences.el, I have

(setq emacsd-dir "~/Library/Preferences/Aquamacs Emacs/")
 (add-to-list 'load-path (concat emacsd-dir "Packages/lisp/"))
(setq custom-file "~/Dropbox/emacs/customizations.el”)

I can’t remember exactly why.  Maybe it’s so emacs-mac can find everything.

> On Jun 8, 2021, at 4:09 PM, Ettore Aldrovandi <ealdrov at math.fsu.edu> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I have been using Aquamacs for many many years.  Recently, I started playing with Yamamoto Mitsuharu’s Emacs-Mac app, which is based on Emacs 27 and has a nice—but different— integration with MacOS  (I started using it after it was mentioned in David Reitter parting message to this list as maintainer).  
> Aquamacs still reads .emacs, which in turn is Emacs-mac.app primary configuration vehicle. Is there a way to have Aquamacs ignore sections of .emacs or ignore it altogether, so that the two applications can stay isolated and not step on each others toes? 
> I know that configuration issues for multiple coexisting versions of emacs must have been discussed, but searching did not produce anything specific.
> Thanks,
> —Ettore
> Ettore Aldrovandi
> Department of Mathematics, Florida State University
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Michael Braun, Ph.D.
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