I've downloaded the
.tar.xz file from the GNU Emacs page, and extracted it, but now I have a huge directory full of files, and I have no idea what to do with them. The
README is unhelpful, too.
I am using Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) in Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 1. That means I only have a CLI to work with, unless I use an external X server.
I don't want any of the
apt packages for Emacs. I know how to install them, and I want the latest version (GNU Emacs 26.3).