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Discussion on: If you need emacs on macOS Catalina or Big Sur

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Kenneth Lum Author

are you sure... I was googling for it and it showed installing emacs using Homebrew on Catalina...

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Jean-Christophe Helary

No, you may be right, but since I upgraded to Catalina it was already there and the upgrade did not remove it. Plus I was mostly build in from source once in a while so I did not really pay attention.

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Kenneth Lum Author • Edited

yeah, looks like you installed emacs 22 before you had Catalina...

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Jean-Christophe Helary • Edited

I think "Terminal" emacs 22 was installed by default all along. It was removed with Catalina.

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Kenneth Lum Author

oh ok, when I saw emacs 22 I thought the GUI one... so the text based version is version 22...

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Jean-Christophe Helary

Yes, I think that's the one that came with GPL2. When it moved to GPL3, Apple stopped to upgrade it, or something like this.