On OS X, I use Aquamacs, and so I decided to see what the news was in the Aquamacs world. Were they going to move on to Emacs 22? I went to their home page and imagine my surprise when I see a testimonial from myself on the front page.
“Tried it and my head exploded!” it says, with my name as a link, but strangely the link doesn’t go to the original testimonial, but to the Aquamacs page itself.
I didn’t remember writing a testimonial to the wonderfulness of Aquamacs, and if I had, it didn’t seem like cranial detonation was that much of an encomium.
I did eventually track down the blog post from April 2005 where I said those words. It wasn’t precisely a testimonial…
Just noticed AquaMacs, which is similar but â€œenhancedâ€ to make it more friendly to general Mac users.
I tried it and my head exploded, because they remapped old-fashioned keys I use constantly (control-v to mean â€™scroll down a screenâ€™). It may be better for new users but it was not good for me. Oh, and the proportionally spaced font â€” very pretty, but useless to me for coding in Perl, which is what I do in Emacs all day. Disaster. And new windows popping up all over the place all the time!
Maybe that’s why they didn’t link to it. :)
Oh, I could have answered my own question by checking “About Aquamacs” in the menu… it’s already on version 22 of Emacs.