See the following link for
a list of
GNU/Linux systems that derive from Debian. The list includes
Ubuntu (see ubuntu.com) and Lubuntu (see
lubuntu.net) the flavour of GNU/Linux that I choose to use.
For GNU/Linux systems that derive from Debian, the following command
installs the X package: sudo apt-get install X. To install
GNU Emacs version 24, you should issue the following command sudo
apt-get install emacs24. Note that you will be prompted for the
root password. It is also mandatory to have the following
executables present on your system to compile and run *.jtw
Set the environment variable HOME to a sensible
value for your system. Sensible values include:
d:/home (because the "d" drive on my system is
my second hard drive) or
c:/home if you only have one hard drive or
c:/Users/Davin Pearson/My Documents, where you
replace the name "Davin Pearson" with your own name.
This matches the same folder used by Windows 7 and later
for storing your own files. Under Windows XP and earier
versions of M.S. Windows, you will need to use the
following link: c:/Documents and Settings/Davin
It is important that the HOME folder actually exists,
so you can put your .emacs file into it. If you don't
set the HOME variable, it will default to c:/.
This is not desirable however since a whole heap of UNIX
files e.g. .* (files beginning with a period) will
crowd the root directory of your primary hard drive.
Extract the dlisp folder to your HOME folder.
Copy the file dlisp/school-emacs.el to
.emacs in your HOME folder by issuing the
following MS-DOS command from your HOME folder:
The Cygwin Unix emulation
package is used with this course. Specifically, the following
programs are needed:
java. You can
download the Cygwin
installer module to download. File size is approximately
300 kilobytes but that actual download size will be larger,
depending on what features you choose to install. You
should only need to install the minimum Cygwin functionality
to use the features mentioned above.
3. Installing Davin's Full Version of GNU Emacs
If you haven't installed Davin's Full Version of GNU Emacs then
here is how you go about it: First, download the following tarball
(also known as a compressed archive file)
davinpearson.com/binaries/dlisp.tar.gz. The d in
dlisp stands for Davin' version of elisp, i.e. Emacs
Lisp. Untar the tarball using the program tar or, alternatively
WinZip, to your HOME folder and add the following line of code
to your .emacs file: (load-file "~/dlisp/d-start.el").
The dlisp package works equally well on GNU/Linux systems and
M.S. Windows systems.