homebrew-emacs is a Homebrew tap for Emacs packages.
It’s an alternative to the built-in
package.el system introduced in
Emacs 24. Advantages include more customizable builds and (arguably)
a better interface. The disadvantage is that there are currently many
fewer packages than are available through MELPA (but
you can help fix that!).
You can install any of the packages in
./Formula by prefixing them
with the tap name,
brew install homebrew/emacs/helm
That will automatically “tap” the repository (which you can do
brew tap homebrew/emacs), so then you can install formula
brew install web-mode
brew update will then update formulae in your taps as well as those
in the core repository.
"Where is ___?"
AucTeX is in the TeX tap:
brew install homebrew/tex/auctex
ESS is in the Science tap:
brew install homebrew/science/ess
That Neat New Package can be added by you:
brew emacs neat-new-packageto get started. Pull requests are always welcome!
To uninstall homebrew-emacs, you just need to “untap” it:
brew untap homebrew/emacs
All files installed from this tap will still exist, but the formulae will no longer be updated.
This tap was originally created by Eric Davis.