This is an emacs configuration tree that supports a number of programming languages, particularly Ruby/Rails and other dynamic languages including Clojure, PHP, Python etc.
To install, clone this repo to ~/.emacs.d, i.e. ensure that the 'init.el' contained in this repo ends up at ~/.emacs.d/init.el. Before starting up Emacs, be sure to run 'git submodule update --init' to pull in the dependencies that have git repos. Upon starting up Emacs for the first time, further third-party packages will be automatically downloaded and installed, which may require 'svn' to be on your PATH.
Although these config files aren't meant to be a replacement for emacs-starter-kit, some of the tips & tricks contained herein might be useful to others, and there are flags at the top of init.el which can toggle certain features that might annoy people who aren't me, e.g. the "viper" vi emulation.
I use Emacs HEAD on a Mac, but the config should work in other environments too, with any Emacs version >= 23. If not, please file an issue on the github project: https://github.com/purcell/emacs.d