Best GNU Emacs for Ruby on Mac OSX

I’m extremely pleased with GNU Emacs 23.0.60.2 running on Ubuntu
Linux, but I’m going to be doing some development on OSX, so I’m
soliciting opinions regarding the best GNU Emacs for that platform.

I’ve come across Carbon Emacs and Aquamacs Emacs which seem pretty
good, so I doubt that it’s worth compiling v23 from source to run
under X11, but it would be nice if I could use my .emacs from Ubuntu
as is.

Being closer to the GNU Emacs environment I’m used to is more
important than tight integration with OSX to me. Nice fonts are
important also. I had to put in some work to get them on Ubuntu
(apparently v23 is necessary):

Thanks,
Brian

Brian A. [email protected] writes:

I’ve come across Carbon Emacs and Aquamacs Emacs which seem pretty
good, so I doubt that it’s worth compiling v23 from source to run
under X11, but it would be nice if I could use my .emacs from Ubuntu
as is.

If you’re not looking to compile from source, I’d recommend the Cocoa
Emacs builds. They are in the processes of being merged with Emacs
trunk, so they are therefore built off of v23.

http://emacs-app.sourceforge.net/

Peter J. [email protected] writes:

Brian A. [email protected] writes:

Being closer to the GNU Emacs environment I’m used to is more
important than tight integration with OSX to me. Nice fonts are
important also. I had to put in some work to get them on Ubuntu
(apparently v23 is necessary):

Darn, I posted before I was ready :frowning:

As far as fonts, the default font used by Emacs on OSX is Monaco,
which IMO is one of the best monospace fonts around.

Now I’m ready to post.

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