The most popular post on this blog is Emacs as a powerful Python IDE. I get quite a few emails regarding that post and I realized the other day that I've done a lot of customizations to my .emacs, and subsequently that post is starting to get a little dated. Time is a curious creature, it seems like yesterday that I wrote that post, but it's been almost 9 months now.
Here are the latest instructions for emulating my Emacs environment on Ubuntu 8.10:
- Enable the universe repository
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install emacs-snapshot git-core automake libgconf2-dev texinfo python-setuptools
- cd ~
- git clone git://github.com/EnigmaCurry/emacs .emacs.d
- cd ~/.emacs.d
- git submodule init
- git submodule update
- cd ~/.emacs.d/vendor
- sudo easy_install "http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rope/rope-0.9.1.tar.gz?modtime=1225268769&big_mirror=0"
- sudo easy_install "http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rope/ropemacs-0.6.tar.gz?modtime=1223039342&big_mirror=0"
I've done some reorganization of the directory structure:
- There actually is no ~/.emacs file anymore, having realized that Emacs looks for ~/.emacs.d/init.el. Convenient!
- All third party packages are now installed in ~/.emacs.d/vendor. This was a great tip I saw in the Emacs Peepcode screencast. (it's $9, but worth it).
- I've taken the suggestion that greg made in the comments to use submodules for some of the vendor packages. The vendor-compile.sh script does the compiling of those packages.
- All private code goes in ~/.emacs.private. This lets me keep passwords and such outside of the main git repository and allows me to publish my config more easily. Before I did this I had to spend time sanitizing the code before each release.
I have appreciated your many encouraging Emails and comments. :)