Ian's Yay-Evil Emacs: An even better 'better defaults'
This Emacs "distro" is based on my personal Emacs configuration. It's unopinionated and was created for general use in mind. The package settings are grouped in a logical manner, and I've documented as detailed as possible what each code snippet does in my
You can find my opinionated personal configuration here.
This Emacs config starts up super fast with an average init time of 0.7 second.
Back up your
~/.emacs.d/ first (if you have one):
mv ~/.emacs.d/ ~/.emacs.d.bak/
Git clone my configuration to your new
# For Emacs 26 and below git clone https://github.com/ianpan870102/yay-evil-emacs.git ~/.emacs.d # For Emacs 27 git clone https://github.com/ianpan870102/yay-evil-emacs.git ~/.config/emacs/
I will constantly push new commits as soon as I discover new things suitable for this "distro".
How the config structure works
config.el, which is produced by org-babel and
config.org. This allows me to put most of my configuration in an Org file with literate programming style (good for documenting code usage!).
Packages that I use:
Vim editing habits (optional depending on your preferences)
Better Emacs defaults
- company (auto-completion)
- ido-completing-read+ (ido-ubiquitous)
- yasnippets & yasnippet-snippets
- dashboard (welcome screen)
Lightweight syntax highlight improvement for all languages
Appendix I: Themes I adore
If you prefer a theme pack with some of the most popular themes, I recommend the emacs-doom-themes package:
The default installation of my Emacs configuration ships with the Wilmersdorf theme I made myself. It is inspired by Monochrome, Spacemacs Dark, Ariake Dark, and Raiju. You can find more information on my theme here.
Appendix II: Fonts I adore
- Source Code Pro (playful and modern-looking, easy on the eyes)
- Droid Sans Mono (slick and elegant)
- Menlo / DejaVu family (classic, default on lots of systems)
- Input Mono (customizable, easy on the eyes)
1. But I'm not an Evil user
Sure! Simply delete the sections regarding Vi bindings in
2. How can I install extra packages that I want?
You should be able to install packages the normal way (
M-x list-packages RET and
i x on the desired package row). If you plan to sync your config files across machines, add the configuration in
config.org with your preferred syntax (use-package is recommended). Yay-Evil sets all the packages
:ensure to true by default, so you don't need to add
3. How can I remove packages that I don't need?
For this you need two steps:
- First, type
M-x list-packages RETin Emacs bindings (or
:list-packages RETin Evil Normal state) and delete the unwanted package by placing your cursor on the row and press
dfollowed by an
- Next, in the
config.orgfile, remove (or comment out) the relevant configuration code.