Installation via package.el
package.el is the built-in package manager in Emacs.
You can install
Alchemist with the following command:
M-x package-install [RET] alchemist [RET]
or by adding this bit of Emacs Lisp code to your Emacs initialization file
(unless (package-installed-p 'alchemist) (package-install 'alchemist))
If the installation doesn't work try refreshing the package list:
M-x package-refresh-contents [RET]
Keep in mind that MELPA packages are built automatically from
master branch, meaning bugs might creep in there from time to
time. Never-the-less, installing from MELPA is the recommended way of
obtaining Alchemist, as the
master branch is normally quite stable and
"stable" (tagged) builds are released somewhat infrequently.
With the most recent builds of Emacs, you can pin Alchemist to always use MELPA Stable by adding this to your Emacs initialization:
(add-to-list 'package-pinned-packages '(alchemist . "melpa-stable") t)
el-get is another popular package manager for Emacs. If you're an el-get user just do M-x el-get-install [RET] alchemist [RET].
You can install Alchemist manually by placing Alchemist on your
require ing it. Many people favour the folder
(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/vendor/alchemist.el/") (require 'alchemist)