A sensible base Emacs configuration. (by SystemCrafters)

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  • Is doom emacs still actively maintained?
    4 projects | /r/emacs | 16 Jun 2023
    Keep an eye on Crafted Emacs which has a v2Beta release branch. It's been evolving. The v2Beta is a rewrite. It aims to provide a minimalist leg up on vanilla Emacs for new Emacs users. It's goal is to take you from first steps to a point where you have learned a great deal and built your configuration. Then you may be comfortable ditching the Crafted Emacs boilerplate configuration entirely. Think of it as a starter kit. Follow SystemCrafters on YouTube (live stream mostly) & Matrix (they are leaving Discord). Despite the live stream being lengthy, there is much to be learned as you bear witness to David figuring things out. Over time, you pickup on those techniques such as looking up a variable state, reviewing functions, evaluating snippets of Elisp in real time, etc. Also recommend, Mastering Emacs as a fantastic ebook with free updates. Once 29.1 ships, no doubt, there will be a free update to the ebook.
  • Returning emacs user - what packages are common now?
    9 projects | /r/emacs | 9 May 2023
    I'd recommend you have a look at crafted-emacs. It's an example of how far Emacs can actually go without third-party packages. Then you can add minimal packages (completion and specific tool integrations) to further enhance the experience.
  • Emacs bankruptcy
    17 projects | /r/emacs | 3 Mar 2023
    For me it's quite stable except some issues I had with vertico. Anyways, I first started to rewrite my doom config into plain vanilla emacs (with org mode literate configs), and then I discovered crafted which allowed me to remove some code with commonly set sane defaults, e.g. stuff from
    17 projects | /r/emacs | 3 Mar 2023
  • Kudos to Emacs developers
    3 projects | /r/emacs | 14 Jan 2023
    I have been surprised at how many people have so ardently defended only using built-ins and raw package.el and their own janky ensure methods when use-package was available and did it all better. And, it even lets you configure Emacs itself (not just packages), as well as seamlessly letting you try different package management tools like straight.el. Getting it into Emacs itself hopefully makes this a more prevalent way of showing users how to craft their own config.
  • Switched to VSCode... I miss Atom :(
    7 projects | /r/Atom | 11 Jan 2023
    If you need a staring point for configuring there's some nice light ones like emacs-bedrock and crafted-emacs, and also some fully pre-configured Emacs distributions that you can choose from (though those look harder to configure to one's personal needs to me, but I haven't tried them so wouldn't know).
  • Boilerplate config
    9 projects | /r/emacs | 4 Jan 2023
    I'll second
  • What is the "best" GNU Emacs set up one could have just using built-in features?
    3 projects | /r/emacs | 25 Dec 2022
    you may like system craft, he is working in a emacs config with only built-in packages
    3 projects | /r/emacs | 25 Dec 2022
  • Chosing an Emacs Distro on M1 OS X
    6 projects | /r/emacs | 4 Dec 2022
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