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Updated: emacs*-24.2.93-1 (TEST)
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin-announce <cygwin-announce at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 06:53:33 -0500
- Subject: Updated: emacs*-24.2.93-1 (TEST)
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution as
Emacs is a powerful, customizable, self-documenting, modeless text
editor. Emacs contains special code editing features, a scripting
language (elisp), and the capability to read mail, news, and more
without leaving the editor.
This release is a pretest for the upcoming emacs-24.3. It contains
bugfixes as well as new features. In particular, it fixes the bug
Browse the NEWS file (`C-h n' within emacs) for information about
upstream changes since emacs-24.2.
emacs-X11 now supports GNOME's GSettings and GConf features. As a
consequence, it is important that you have a D-Bus session daemon
running before starting emacs under X11. Otherwise, emacs will try to
start one, and this can cause problems.
A simple way to make sure that a D-Bus session daemon is running is to
start it in your ~/.startxwinc file. If you already have a
~/.startxwinc file that starts an xterm process (and perhaps emacs),
just add the following line at the beginning:
eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax`
Otherwise, create one containing the following two lines:
eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax`
You can then start emacs from the xterm window that opens up.
Alternatively, put the following three lines in ~/.bashrc (assuming you
use bash as your shell):
if [ -n "$DISPLAY" ] && [ -z "$DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS" ] ; then
eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session`
For more information, see the documentation for dbus-launch.
A second consequence is that you might see a GTK warning about
gtk_window_parse_geometry; this can be ignored.
1. The emacs, emacs-w32, and emacs-X11 packages each provide an emacs
binary. These are emacs-nox.exe, emacs-w32.exe, and emacs-X11.exe,
respectively, in order of increasing priority. The postinstall scripts
create a symlink /usr/bin/emacs that resolves to the highest-priority
binary that you have installed. Thus the command `emacs' will start
emacs-X11.exe if you've installed the emacs-X11 package; otherwise, it
will start emacs-w32.exe if you've installed emacs-w32; otherwise, it
will start emacs-nox.exe.
2. Install emacs-X11 if you want to use the X11 GUI. You can then type
`emacs&' in an xterm window, and emacs will start in a new window.
3. Install emacs-w32 if you want to use the native Windows GUI instead
4. If you have sshd running and want to be able to run emacs-X11 from a
remote machine, you need to enable X11 forwarding by adding the
following line to /etc/sshd_config:
You might also need to have the cygserver service running.
5. The script /usr/bin/make-emacs-shortcut can be used to create a
shortcut for starting emacs. See /usr/share/doc/emacs/README.Cygwin for
6. The default font for emacs-w32 is not very attractive in my opinion.
See /usr/share/doc/emacs/README.Cygwin for hints as to how to change it.
Cygwin's emacs maintainer
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