Emacs is available for Linux, MacOSX and Windows. The Spacemacs Readme suggested ways to install Emacs
Minimum Emacs Version - 26.3
This guide used the
develop version of Spacemacs which requires Emacs 26.3 or greater.
Here is a summary of the Emacs installation process for several operating system.
Emacs is available via the Ubuntu software manager. Check which version is available using
apt-cache show emacs
sudo apt-get install emacs
Ubuntu Personal Package Archives
If the Emacs version you want is not available, add the Personal Package Archive from the Ubuntu Emacs Team.
Try the latest nightly builds of Emacs using the
emacs-snapshot package, although be aware that some things may break. You can install
emacs-snapshot packages at the same time, calling
emacs-snapshot to run the respective versions of Emacs.
Spacemacs documentation suggests several Homebrew recipes for installs for Emacs.
For a self-contained install, download Emacs 26.3 or later from the Emacs for OSX website.
Alternative, use Homebrew and run the following command:
brew install -cask emacs
There is another Homebrew emacs formula, but this seems to suggest using the above now.
Download Emacs-26.3 from the GNU repository and extract the zip file to
Add the Emacs directory to the PATH variable in your user account environment variables.
To start Emacs run the command
runemacs.exe. You can also pin this to the start menu or task bar.
Access to common Unix tools
Command line tools, such as
diff, are used by Emacs. To have these command line tools available in Windows, install Emacs as above but then run emacs from a Unix shell such as GitBash.
Install Emacs (64bits build) with the following:
pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-emacs