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GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. The features of GNU Emacs include:

  • Content-sensitive editing modes, including syntax coloring, for a variety of file types including plain text, source code, and HTML.
  • Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.
  • Full Unicode support for nearly all human languages and their scripts.
  • Highly customizable, using Emacs Lisp code or a graphical interface.
  • A large number of extensions that add other functionality, including a project planner, mail and news reader, debugger interface, calendar, and more. Many of these extensions are distributed with GNU Emacs; others are available separately.


Application versions: 
File emacs-24.3-0.armv7hl.rpm35.36 MB02/02/2014 - 23:51

- Initial version build


BloodyFoxy's picture

Thanks for emacs! Really useful for editing specs and configs on Jolla Phone via SSH (not too usefull via fingerterm with VKB).

found_irish's picture

Thanks! Works in the terminal, but most practical when logged in on Jolla from outside.

NielDK's picture

Can you start it from terminal (emacs) ?

Meanwhile, Iam looking at this to do a small update. I believe the /usr/share/applications/emacs.desktop file might be wrong in this version ....

content of /usr/share/applications/emacs-desktop should be:


[Desktop Entry]
Exec=fingerterm -e "/usr/bin/emacs"

Thomastf's picture

Hi the app dos not work on my Jolle. installation runs ok, but when i try to open the app it just closes down.