Thursday, August 7, 2014

Upgrading GNU Emacs 24.3.1 org-mode 7.9.3f to the latest version on Windows

All the young dudes,

as of today the current pre-built release of GNU Emacs is 24.3.1

...which has a pretty old version of org-mode (which can't export to latex beamer-->BARF!)

There is some documentation on upgrading org-mode at, but what you need to know is this:

1. Close all Emacs windows

2. Open a fresh Emacs

3. M-x package-install RET org

4. M-x package-initialize

5. Verify installation with M-x info, and click on org-mode

...and you're done! I now have version 8.2.7c and can M-x package-initialize l p til the cows come home!