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Emacs on new Mac M1?

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Is anyone successfully running a windowed emacs, (not terminal emacs), on one of the new Mac M1s?

Does this port work? https://emacsformacosx.com

Is there another?

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Yes. The Emacs from macsformacosx.com works in GUI mode on the Mac M1. It is running in x86 emulation mode, not native ARM mode, but it works.

I plan to try some of the other versions later (Mitsuharu's version, homebrew version, nativecomp version) but since this one works I'm going to use it for now.

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You can use this repository [1] and install Emacs using brew. I think the README is self-explanatory. I use Emacs Doom as IDE with heavy reliant on LSP. This Emacs source has some needed patches to make it work on Apple ARM machines.

[1] https://github.com/d12frosted/homebrew-emacs-plus


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Emacs on new Mac M1?

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Is anyone successfully running a windowed emacs, (not terminal emacs), on one of the new Mac M1s?

Does this port work? https://emacsformacosx.com

Is there another?


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Yes. The Emacs from macsformacosx.com works in GUI mode on the Mac M1. It is running in x86 emulation mode, not native ARM mode, but it works.

I plan to try some of the other versions later (Mitsuharu's version, homebrew version, nativecomp version) but since this one works I'm going to use it for now.

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Also good news: the Mitsuharu version of emacs does compile for ARM, with a few minor patches (see the work branch). However I can't get dynamically loaded modules like vterm to work in it. - amitp Nov 29, 2020 at 1:46

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