I have been trying to find time to install Emacs (temporarily) on jjd because I really want to get my planner running asap. It’s a good thing that there is currently a good following for this editor, especially when add-on functionality is introducted: like PlannerMode, which I believe will be a very good tool for me. It will allow the conception of collaborative input/development for tasks and projects.
- 1. Install Emacs. On Ubuntu or any Debian-based distribution of Linux, type “apt-get install emacs21”. On Windows, download and unpack the fullbin archive from
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/windows/emacs/emacs-21.3-fullbin-i386.tar.gz(Unpack with Winzip/WinRAR).
- 2. Start Emacs.
- 3. Make a directory for your Emacs Lisp files. Could be
C:elisp, or something like that.
- 4. Download the stable version of Planner from
http://sacha.free.net.ph/notebook/emacs/sacha-stable.tar.gz. Unpack this in Emacs Lisp directory. Directories will be:
- 5. Read through the instructions at
or the documentation at
Sacha concurs with several other developers I know, in that Emacs is actually less intimidating than most people think it is. The bigger concern here now is getting the right time in space for playing around with Emacs.