June 11, 2012 · Ubuntu Emacs

Installing Emacs 24.1 on Ubuntu

Emacs 24.1 is finally out. A complete list of changes can be found .

As of the time of writing there is no official Ubuntu repository for the final 24.1 release that I know of.  There are however a number of community members supporting nightly build packages but I prefer the following method to get up and running until a official package is supported.

Only the first part is Ubuntu specific.  How you load in dependencies on your own system may vary.

sudo apt-get install xorg-dev libjpeg-dev libpng-dev libgif-dev libtiff-dev libncurses-dev 

wget ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/emacs-24.1.tar.gz  
tar xvfz emacs-24.1.tar.gz  
cd emacs-24.1  
sudo make install