Minor Emacs 28.1 Hiccups
The Scoop Emacs package was finally updated from 27.2 to 28.1, so I upgraded for native compilation and faster JSON parsing (the latter being very important for lsp-mode). I encountered a few small problems:
- C-x 4 b
consult-buffer-other-window) would show the current buffer in both windows. This was fixed.
- tree-sitter was trying to download an outdated grammar bundle (v0.10.x instead of v0.11.x) and kept failing because it was using the wrong tar executable (instead of the Git tar.exe I specified). I don’t really know how I fixed it. I just kept tinkering, uninstalling and reinstalling packages, restarting Emacs, deleting the cache, and so on. Maybe manually fetching and installing the bundle was what solved it.
- Magit Forge wanted to compile emacsql-sqlite but couldn’t. Neither could I get MSYS2 to build a statically linked binary. I thought it was a lost cause, but then when I restarted Emacs it successfully compiled the library on its own, maybe because now the MinGW64 dev packages were installed.
This build is missing --with-json in the build flags (available in the
system-configuration-options variable), so I thought I’d wound up with a copy lacking native
JSON support after all that, but the flag is apparently on by default, and I can see the
relevant functions (
json-parse-string) are defined.