Emacs Starter Kit
This should provide a saner set of defaults than you get normally with Emacs. It's intended for beginners, but it should provide a reasonable working environment for anyone using
If you are missing some autoloads after an update (should manifest itself as "void function: foobar" errors) try M-x regen-autoloads.
If you want to keep your regular ~/.emacs.d in place and just launch a single instance using the starter kit, try the following invocation:
$ emacs -q -l ~/src/emacs-starter-kit/init.el
Libraries from ELPA (http://tromey.com/elpa) are preferred when available since dependencies are handled automatically, and the burden to update them is removed from the user.
TODO for a list of libraries that are pending submission to ELPA.
If you know your way around Emacs, please try out the starter kit as a replacement for your regular dotfiles for a while. If there's anything you just can't live without, add it or let me know so I can add it.
Also: see the file TODO.