Ask HN: Emacs on macOS Ventura on Apple Silicon

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  • build-emacs-for-macos

    Somewhat hacky script to automate building of on macOS.

    update: tried this build script and seems good

  • homebrew-emacs-plus

    Emacs Plus formulae for the Homebrew package manager

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  • doomemacs

    An Emacs framework for the stubborn martian hacker

    The Emacs package from Nix. It’s the only macOS build of Emacs I used that was fully featured, provided in binary form, distributed from a reputable source, and not broken. I initially used Homebrew Emacs, but it removed GUI support a while back. I then briefly tried the emacsformacosx build, the one Homebrew Cask points to, but I stopped using that too because it’s not compiled with the full set of dependencies and isn’t supported by DoomEmacs [1]. I then moved to emacs-plus, but that too had issues like the lack of binary packages and unreliable updates. I finally settled on Nix and it hasn’t given me problems since.

    The current situation personally came off as a surprise considering the popularity of Emacs.


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