I just installed Prompt on my iPad so I could possiby do some real work on my iMac via ssh. so far Mutt and Vim and emacs seemto work responsively enough for me. I've made a few tries at emacs before, but am essentially relearning it.
Of course the emacs that comes with Lion is 22.1.1. I installed the current emacs cocoa on my iMac, but it doesn't run in a terminal.
Is there a terminal version of 24 precompiled for OS X? Or is compiling it straightforward? So far I've had no need for Macports or Homebrew, and would prefer not to use them.