Spacemacs install on Windows

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Spacemacs

Recently I start using Spacemacs as Windows editor comforatable substitute for Neovim in Windows OS. As always installation is not stight forward there are more than one source of information I dig out and try few things before all works as I like it.

For now the experience is quite plesant interface is quite nice and the system shows a lot of promise here is short instruction of installation and all things need to be configured.

Note that I still could not make Aspell to work

Spacemacs basic installation

Install Emacs for windows use ftp.gnu.org mirrors

  1. Download relevant zip file and unzip in some nice dir e.g C:\emacs
  2. Add emacs dir bin to path Windows variable C:\emacs\bin
  3. Crete home directory e.g C:\home
  4. Crete new Windows system variable HOME and add to it home dir path
    • Go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Environmen Variables
    • Under System variables click on New and enter following:
      • Variable name: HOME
      • Variable value: C:\home
  5. Navigate to Emacs install dir C:\emacs
    • run addpm.exe it should show pop-up with message Install Emacs at C:\emacs
    • navigate to C:\home and check that there is .emacs.d directory
    • run runemacs.exe to check that all is working

Install Spacemacs use GitHub source

Prerequisites

Make sure you’ve got Git and it’s added to path Windows variables

  1. Rename .emacs.d to .emacs.d_bak or remove altogether
  2. Clone sourcefiles git clone https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs.git ~/.emacs.d
  3. Configure Quelpa I use Native Emacs install
  4. Start Emacs install and update .spacemacs with personal configuration

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