Note: Install Emacs on the Mac - Part Two

July 1, 2024
emacs macos

Previously, I used to install Emacs on the Mac through a build script, but I recently switched to the Emacs Plus version, installed through homebrew.

First, you need to “tap” it and install dependencies before you can use it:

brew tap d12frosted/emacs-plus

# Install dependencies
brew install jq

And then you can install it. I pin it to a version and use minimal flags:

brew install emacs-plus@30 --with-memeplex-slim-icon --with-native-comp

And there you go, an Emacs version specifically tuned for the Mac.

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