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Re: How to speed up the EMACS at start-up ?

On Fri, 1 May 1998, Ionut Borcoman at debian wrote:

> Hi,
> Thanks to all for the quick answer. The
> $ emacs -batch -q -no-site-file -f batch-byte-compile <source-file(s)>
> is what I've wanted. But this leads me to another question: now, as a 'system
> adminstrator" of my own PC, I just wonder which is the right way to add files
> to emacs and to make them available to those who are working on my computer.
> For instance, I want to add the JDE and don't know exactly were to put it and
> how to make it system available.
> Some advices would be welcome, especially as I'm a newbye in Emacs, Linux,
> etc...

I'm not sure there is a "right" answer to this, but my recommendation
would be to put this stuff in /usr/local/...  Using /usr/local in this way
makes it very clear [at least to me :)] what is "manually" built and
installed from what is installed the Debian way using either dselect or
dpkg.  I add all of the locally added stuff to emacs by creating a 


into which I add subdirectories for each "component".  I forget why I put
it in /usr/local/share, the Debian distribution puts all of the emacs LISP
in /usr/lib/emacs/..., but it must of made sense to me at one point.  You
can really put it anywhere you like as long as the emacs load-path is
updated but somewhere in /usr/local is the conventional place to put
locally added/updated stuff.

So, specifically, to install the JDE stuff I would do something like
adding a directory:


into which I would install the JDE files.  Then, in your .emacs file you
must do something like:

(setq load-path (nconc '("/usr/local/share/emacs/jde-2.0") load-path))

to add this locally installed addition to the load-path so emacs can find
it.  There should be some installation notes with these additional emacs
components that specify exactly what you must do in .emacs to make it

Hope this helps...

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