[OS X TeX] Re: [OS X Emacs] On Enhanced Carbon Emacs

Piet van Oostrum piet at cs.uu.nl
Thu Dec 16 05:05:01 EST 2004

>>>>> Massimiliano Gubinelli <mgubi at mac.com> (MG) wrote:

MG>   As a (happy) user of ECE I would like to express my gratitude to Enrico,
MG> first. Then I would like to stress one point which I think qualify most
MG> Enrico's work. I think that, in general, there is a big problem for OSX.
MG> This problem is that most of the code works out of the box (either because
MG> it comes from OS9/Carbon either because it comes from Unix/X11) however it
MG> should be appreciated that OSX (even if it is a Unix-like operating
MG> system), is NOT unix. Libraries are not supposed to be installed in
MG> /usr/lib, neither support files, neither man pages. On NeXT/OSX bundles
MG> should provide the appropriate packaging for all kind of data: frameworks
MG> for libraries+includes+resources, .app for applications+specific support,
MG> ecc... ECE goes into the right direction providing a relocatable place for
MG> emacs, which look a bit more OSX-like.

The current CVS version of Emacs has this also. You can choose to build
Emacs to live in /usr/local, or as an application bundle. I never used ECE.
I routinely build CVS Emacs as an application. I have my own site-lisp
directory and .emacs which I built up during many years (on Unix,
MS-Windows and Mac OSX) and which contains at least the same as ECE.

This is not to belittle Enrico's efforts. I think he paved part the way to
the current support in CVS. But nowadays the CVS version together with his
site-lisp and dot-emacs should suffice. 
Piet van Oostrum <piet at cs.uu.nl>
URL: http://www.cs.uu.nl/~piet [PGP]
Private email: P.van.Oostrum at hccnet.nl
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