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

Enrico Franconi franconi at inf.unibz.it
Thu Dec 16 07:48:04 EST 2004

On 16 Dec 2004, at 12:09, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> A dream (which will probably stay so):
> - A standard, official OS X Emacs build, preferably in Cocoa (using  
> the standard OS X Open, Print and Copy/Paste mechanisms, keyboard  
> shortcuts and dialogs, for example), otherwise in Carbon.

Currently, you can see this in the standard CVS (carbon) distribution.

> - Enrico's enhancements available as a separate installation  
> (i-Package?) for this (or others) standard build(s).

This is possible since ever: you could take any emacs, and "enhance" it  
with four lines in your .emacs (see the readme). In fact, this is my  
dream as well, and I tried to approximate it with my distribution.

> - The Carbon port at  
> <http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/unix_open_source/ 
> carbonemacspackage.html> or  
> <http://home.att.ne.jp/alpha/z123/emacs-mac-e.html> seems to offer  
> little or no advantage over Enrico's port regarding normal Emacs  
> functionality, and has no TeX enhancements. The only advantage I see  
> (over a half-minute of use) is the use of the standard OS X file  
> selection dialog instead of the standard Emacs command line.

This is only because they are built on a more recent CVS (current ECE  
is one year old). My next (and last) release will have all this, plus  
the toolbar, plus graphics, plus preview-latex.


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