Since my early times at ENSIMAG, I am a big fan and heavy user of Emacs, an extensible, customizable, free/libre text editor I’m using for programming, writing research articles and my various managing activities. I used to share on Github my running configuration. For daily Devops and sysadmins duties on remote systems, I’m either relying on TRAMP (Transparent Remote Access, Multiple Protocols) within Emacs or native vim – see also my running vim configuration on Github.

I have never been into the “Holy editor war” between these two fantastic [programmable] editors, each serving different purposes for me. To bridge both worlds, I discovered some times ago Spacemacs, an Emacs distribution with the following leitmotiv:

The best editor is neither Emacs nor Vim, it’s Emacs and Vim! Spacemacs is a new way of experiencing Emacs – it’s a sophisticated and polished set-up, focused on ergonomics, mnemonics and consistency.

It took me some time to find the motivation and time, but I recently import and switch completely my running configuration to spacemacs. It superseeds my previous emacs settings (made for Emacs 24 which is now obsoblete), and some may be interested to use it also.

   Falkor's Spacemacs configuration (Github)

Here is a screenshot: