You’ll need to have Apple’s developer tools installed.
Ensure you have a recent version of Git installed. Then:
git clone git://github.com/davidswelt/aquamacs-emacs.git cd aquamacs-emacs
To build Aquamacs, ensure you have
- Apple’s free Developer Tools (for make, gcc, etc.) - The Aquamacs git repository (or a source code snapshot) as above.
Change to the source directory and just do
which will result in an Aquamacs in nextstep/Aquamacs.app
The manual version: “make install”, which will compile incrementally. Alternatively, to build Aquamacs and just copy the new Aquamacs binary into the .app bundle, you may use “make”. This will not update the Lisp files in the bundle.
Note: the binary that you’ve just build will only run on your machine, with the same or better OS X version, and the same CPU architecture!
You may check out the latest revision of the Aquamacs24 branch, which contains the 2.x release series combined with Emacs 24 (in development, unstable!):
git checkout aquamacs24
Then proceed with building as above.
You may check out the latest revision of the Aquamacs22 branch, which contains the 1.7 release series:
git checkout Aquamacs22
Then proceed with building as above; however, the resulting binary will be found in the builds/ directory.
git checkout emacs
— DavidReitter, 2009-05-01