Using Ostro on #IntelMaker #Joule, I've downloaded the earliest version of emacs available from https://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/, and tried running configure, but it failed with a message that emacs wasn't ported to the platform yet.
root@intel-corei7-64:~/emacs/emacs-21.4# ./configure creating cache ./config.cache checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu configure: error: Emacs hasn't been ported to `x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu' systems. Check `etc/MACHINES' for recognized configuration names. root@intel-corei7-64:~/emacs/emacs-21.4# cd ..
If I just want an emacs-like text editor, and don't have a package manager, what's the quickest way to get an emacs-compatible editor going?
emacs-21.4a.tar.gz is only 19M, but
emacs-25.1.tar.gz is already 59M.
What was the earliest version that had support for