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Development of the Aquamacs distribution is ongoing; the user interface is far from complete. In particular, such items as configuration systems, sliders and the mini-windows inside the windows will need further work. We welcome contributions from the community, whether they are elisp code that improves OS X UI compatibility, or patches to the mac-specific C code, which would be too early to submit for inclusion in the main Emacs development branch.
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Compiling Aquamacs from the Git repository is easy. All you need is Apple's Developer Tools and OS X 10.4 or later, and Git. We have a repository at GitHub, and all source code can be checked out via Git. You can get a shallow (quick) checkout,
git clone --depth 3 git://github.com/davidswelt/aquamacs-emacs.git
git clone git://github.com/davidswelt/aquamacs-emacs.git
Refer to the BuildingAquamacs Wiki page for instructions on how to build it. It's pretty much automatic.
Want to see the latest change log? Check this out...
Your contributions are more than welcome! Just send e-mail to aquamacs-devel.
Interested in who uses Aquamacs? We have extensive user statistics available for you.
Aquamacs Emacs has been developed by David Reitter (maintainer, ). GNU Emacs is the work of Richard Stallman and many other developers, including Andrew Choi, Yamamoto Mitsuharu, Adrian Robert who ported GNU Emacs to the Mac. Kevin Walzer co-founded the project and wrote the initial documentation. Nathaniel Cunningham contributed code for the tabbar, among other things. Sidney Markowitz contributed code. Adrian Chromenko and Jessica Walker contributed artwork.
We would also like to acknowledge the contributions of the
authors of packages, whose source code and hints on public forums have
already been integrated into the build.
The Aquamacs distribution of Emacs is released under the GNU General Public License. Source code for the base build is a branch of GNU Emacs. Most customizations are bundled in with the application package itself.