This emacs mostly uses packages in the aim to simplify the management of my emacs configuration. I use two repos:
tromey: http://tromey.com/elpa/ marmalade: http://marmalade-repo.org/
NOTE: Adding tromey is a work around to getting inf-ruby & ruby-mode working together nicely through marmalade. Refer to this issue: https://github.com/nonsequitur/inf-ruby/issues/1#issuecomment-2488656
Once this issue is resolved I recommend removing tromey as it has a heap of old packages in it.
Install Emacs 24.3 (stable)
- Download http://gnu.mirror.uber.com.au/emacs/emacs-24.3.tar.gz
- Install requirements
$ sudo aptitude install build-essential xorg-dev libgtk2.0-dev libgif-dev libtiff-dev libm17n-dev libpng12-dev librsvg2-dev libotf-dev texinfo libncurses-dev automake
./autogen.sh ./configure --prefix=/opt/emacs24 make -j4
sudo make install
Now you can uninstall any emacs you have installed through symantic (ie: emacs-snapshot)
I’ve tested this on ubuntu 10.04.3, Linux Mint 14 & Debian 7.1, but it should work on any Linux machine.
Back up your .emacs.d directory
$ mv ~/.emacs.d ~/.emacs.d.bak
Clone this repo
$ git clone git://github.com/map7/simple_emacs.git ~/.emacs.d
Get git submodules (within ~/.emacs.d)
$ git submodule init $ git submodule update
Start emacs and it should compile everything
Rsense is a third party tool to help create popups in emacs for auto-complete.
$ wget http://cx4a.org/pub/rsense/rsense-0.3.zip $ sudo unzip rsence-0.3 -d /opt
I added the following to my .zshrc (I recommend using ZSH for Ruby on Rails).
Start a new shell
$ chmod +x $RSENSE_HOME/bin/rsense $ ruby $RSENSE_HOME/etc/config.rb > ~/.rsense
Restart emacs and test (I usually test by typing in a string and start typing upcase).
"test".up... (You should get a list of options)
If you want to automatically post gists, list gists, etc then you have to setup a file called ./emacs.d/secrets.el with your password
(setq gist-user-password "your-github-password")
The most up to date emacs + rails I could find (as of 20/10/2011). http://itstickers.blogspot.com/2010/11/all-about-emacs.html
Rinari (Ruby on Rails minor mode) article http://arunsark.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/back-to-emacs-for-ruby-on-rails/
Undo Tree - http://marmalade-repo.org/packages/undo-tree
MuMaMo - it’s buggy and hard to debug and haml-mode suits me fine. Ref: http://nex-3.com/posts/79-highlighting-ruby-in-haml-mode
EGG - Magit is just as good now for managing git and it’s included in Marmalade so it’s easier to manage.
deft - simple note taking, but not as good as org-mode.