Emacs and JDE

Emacs is a programmer's editor, and has an extension package to make it a simple development environment for Java programs. To run emacs,


Emacs uses a startup file _emacs that it runs. You can place customisation code in this file. A sample file that will load the JDE (Java Development Environment) is at


To find the startup file, emacs uses the value of the HOME environment variable. To set this,

set HOME=N:/Student/ITProject

If you want to install this at home, you will need these files from the ITProject directory:

Unzip these into a suitable directory, and modify the paths in _emacs.


There is a JDE Users Guide at the main desk on level B.