[OS X TeX] Emacs compilation time

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Dec 21 09:51:13 EST 2004

Le 21 déc. 04, à 15:02, Jose Carrion a écrit :

> By the way, maybe you have some special reason to compile Emacs on 
> your machine, but I found that the version on 
> http://mindlube.com/products/emacs/index.html (compiled from source 
> some time in May) works great.  It comes as an application bundle and 
> works "out of the box".

Jose, Thoeger,

Thanks for your answers. I had been trying the emacs compilation 
essentially to get my hands at using DarwinPorts. And also because I 
was very interested by Piet van Oostrum's recent messages about the 
possibilities offered by CVS emacs, but not knowing how to compile (ie 
not knowing how to invoke CVS, how to specify options at compilation 
time, how to specify where to build the software, etc.), and having had 
a quick look at the DarwinPorts port file, I thought DarwinPorts would 
do exactly that for me, and provide me with the CVS emacs Piet was 
referring to.

As to why DarwinPorts, given there are so many Carbon or Cocoa emacs 
builds available on the web (4? 5? 6? what a mess!), and not knowing 
which one should be more complete or convenient or reliable than the 
others, and not being competent enough to figure out by myself, I had 
decided to just stick with DarwinPorts.

Regarding compilation, I think emacs with the Carbon option has no 
dependency at all (no X11 or GTK or graphic library), it seems the 
unreasonable compilation time is caused by the creation of the Carbon 
interface. It may also be that since I had installed several different 
emacs builds on my Mac, to have a look at them, then the compiler is 
now seeing them and having a hard time resolving redundancies.

Well, I think I'll just let the compilation proceed for a couple more 
hours, and then, if it's still going on, just kill the job, erase 
DarwinPorts from my disk completely and stay happy with Enrico's ECE 
for experimentation purposes (and think about another Archive & Install 
of OS X when time allows, to clean my possibly corrupted setup).

Bruno Voisin

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