Upgrading to Emacs 29.1

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It appears upgrading my Anaconda Python distribution killed my Emacs, so I figured I’d try upgrading to the latest version to see if that fixed things. It did :)

Since upgrading Emacs to 29.1 no longer required the manual configuration changes I had to make when upgrading to 28.2, I’ll document the procedure I used on MacOS Ventura 13.6.1

  1. Go to https://mirrors.kernel.org/gnu/emacs/
  2. Identify the correct file
  3. cd to an appropriate directory
  4. curl -f "https://mirrors.kernel.org/gnu/emacs/emacs-29.1.tar.gz" > emacs-29.1.tar.gz
  5. tar xzf emacs-29.1.tar.gz
  6. cd emacs-29.1
  7. ./configure --with-ns
  8. make
  9. make install
  10. Drag nextstep/Emacs.app to the Applications directory