are ambiguous, vague, and complicated. I am an Emacs neophyte, so it would be awesome if someone could explain this slowly to me!
Since OOO Calc
crashed horrendously for the nth time on Friday, I've finally decided to move to Emacs org-mode for keeping track of my tasks at work. I've heard a lot of good things, both about org-mode and Emacs, and in my brief amount of time trying out Emacs, it seems to make a lot of sense.
So I already have Emacs installed and running – it's part of the standard install, I think, of the Redhat network we've got at work. I'm accessing this through a PuTTY terminal. The trick, then, is installing org-mode, and getting it running. Installing modes seems to be pretty simple
most of the time, but installing org-mode seems much more complex than that... I think. I can't really tell.
As I mentioned above, I tried the org-mode manual installation instructions
, but those instructions simply aren't very clear on how to do this at all. (I also tried the instructions here
, but they didn't work for me.) Some big things I have questions on:
(1) Am I supposed to edit the Makefile so that I can compile the byte-code? (This
seems to imply that I'm not supposed to compile at all.) Do I have to do this even if I'm using org-mode locally? I don't mind doing it, but...
(2) I have no idea where my "local Lisp and Info files are kept." I'm sorry; I've never done this. Please help me.
(3) I do not
have admin access on this server. I can compile bytecode, but it has to be in such a way that I run this locally from its own folder. Is there a way to do this? The instructions aren't very helpful on this point.
Thanks for any help anybody can give. I don't even really require answers to these questions; what I'd really love is three or four simple, stupid steps I can follow to install org-mode. If anybody has any link to useful instructions that actually go over this (I couldn't find any myself) that would be great, too.