Yesterday Emacs 26.2 was released, see: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/news/NEWS.26.2
In this short guide i want to show how i install Emacs on my MacBook. I use the vanilla Emacs build from https://emacsformacosx.com/. It is just a simple .dmg file.
After installing the dmg file, Emacs is now available on your Mac as
an application but not in the terminal-app. The terminal still opens
the pre-install Emacs version. To make the new version available you
have to create a bash-script and put it in your
Put the emacsclient command in your
$PATH too. Just run the
For further information see: https://emacsformacosx.com/tips
My Emacs startup workflow
When i start a session i run the emacs-server with
emacs --daemon. This runs emacs in the background. Afterwards you can use
emacsclient to open files. From now on emacsclient does not
startup a full Emacs instance but utilises the running
emacs-server. Basically emacs opens instantly!
Additionally i created some bash aliases in my
~/.bashrc in order to shorten the emacs commands.
Finally i made Emacs the standard-editor in the shell. This makes other terminal-applications use Emacs, e.g. git for editing git-commit-messages.