[ESS] [OT] emacs on OS X (was Re: ESS 14.09 released)
andreas.leha at med.uni-goettingen.de
Tue Sep 16 10:15:11 CEST 2014
Thanks. Good to know. I'll give Vincent Goulet’s Emacs another try. I
compiled myself to get rid of the distnoted problem.
Since I guess there are quite a few emacs/OSX users and I do not see
others reporting anything similar, this is probably somehow a problem on
"Gregory R. Warnes" <greg at warnes.net> writes:
> Hi Andreas,
> I’m happily using OSX 10.9.4 with Vincent Goulet’s Emacs distribution on a 2013 MacBook Pro.
> I haven’t seen the stability issues or the problem you’re experiencing.
> On Sep 15, 2014, at 9:24 AM, Andreas Leha <andreas.leha at med.uni-goettingen.de> wrote:
>> Hi Stephen/all,
>> Sorry for making this thread off-topic. But I need to say this
>> somewhere. Please just ignore.
>> I recently had to switch to OS X as well. I see a lot of problems with
>> emacs here, unfortunately.
>> I also solved the distnoted problem by upgrading to newest emacs.
>> But most annoyingly, I get emacs to start only every third time or so.
>> All the other times the frame (or OS X window) does not appear and the
>> Emacs process constantly uses 50% of one CPU. My only 'solution' is to do
>> kill -9 <PID> and try again until I succeed.
>> I can not extend my Laptop's uptime over a week without getting an
>> unstable system which will crash eventually. Combined with my problems to
>> start emacs, that makes it a pain to work on OS X.
>> I do not even know how to debug this.
>> If you are still reading: Thanks for listening. I am feeling much
>> better now ;-)
>> Stephen Eglen <S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk> writes:
>>>> I'm working to have a reliable version for OS X that includes the fix
>>>> for the distnoted problem on Mavericks. Stay tuned.
>>> the distnoted problem was a major pain and something I didn't see for
>>> ages. If you notice your battery draining quickly, and see "distnoted"
>>> running, quit your emacs, and in a few seconds distnoted should calm
>>> down. I'm running on 24.4.50 to get around this pain.
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