Emacs BoF

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Emacs BoF

Do you have an interest in the Emacs text editor?

Time/venue TBD

Informal meeting to talk about Emacs.

Things we can cover:

  • Preview discussion for Rock Your Emacs workshop
  • Getting started with emacs
  • org-mode to keep yourself organised
  • magit for working with git
  • Emacs 24: package management, lexical variables, oh my!
  • Elnode the async emacs-lisp webserver
  • Guile and emacs and elisp, oh my!
  • what's new in emacs 24.4
  • How to deal with coming across from Vi(m)
  • emacs users mailing list

Please add other topics you'd like to cover.

Event Organiser: Jason Lewis

Update after the BoF

Thanks for attending. Topics covered included:

getting started with emacs for vi users

do the emacs tutorial. Launch emacs and type Ctrl-h followed by the letter t

Also investigate evil mode, but this just delays learning emacs proper.

  • dired

Great for file management

mmm mode

multiple modes. I'm of the opinions multi modes is hard and there is no really good solution for this.

web mode

for php/html/css

magit screencast

meet magit on vimeo, alex vollmer

require uniquify

makes names of buffers unique based its path if you are editing multiple files of the same name


icomplete-mode replaced it in 24.4


what all the cool kids are using these days instead of paredit

users mailing list

8 in attendance including 2 intrepid vi users.

Jason Lewis
Ben Sturmfels
Brendan O'Dea
Thomas Petazzoni
Margaret Wood
Nick Urbanik
Lyndon White
Shane MacPhillamy

a mode for Device Tree language

check if there is a mode for dns bind, might be similar.

for further info on emacs

IRC channel on freenode.

emacs wiki

Other topics we didn't have time to mention

multiple cursor mode.

check out Magnar Sveen's videos on http://emacsrocks.com/ to have your mind blown.


Emacs lisp package archive http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/ELPA