: Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition

13.1.1 Where to Get Emacs?

13.1.1 Where to Get Emacs?

If you can't wait, the primary source for downloading Emacs is http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/. Alternatively, you can use CVS to nab the absolute latest build. But more on that in a minute.

13.1.1.1 Downloading Emacs from the Web

You can get Emacs from any one of many sitesas long as your Internet connection is fast enough to transfer a 20 MB file easily. You must also have at least 120 MB of disk space free; this number will certainly grow in future Emacs releases.

The Free Software Foundation maintains a definitive list of all mirror sites. The FSF is the principal sponsor of the GNU Project and it is housed at their site. If you want to look around a bit, http://www.gnu.org/ is the place to start. Or as mentioned earlier, you can just jump directly to the directly listing for Emacs at http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/. You should see a list similar to Figure 13-1.

Figure13-1.The emacs directory at gnu.org


Look for the latest version of Emacs (21.3 in Figure 13-1) and download it.


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