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Updated: emacs*-24.3-2 (x86), emacs*-24.3-5 (x86_64)

emacs, emacs-X11, emacs-w32, and emacs-el have been updated to version 24.3-2 on x86 and version 24.3-5 on x86_64. This is a rebuild to take advantage of the new feature in cygwin-1.7.24 announced in

It fixes the bug reported in

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.

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 use the `alternatives' system to 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. Similar remarks apply to emacsclient.

If you have installed both emacs-w32 and emacs-X11 and prefer to give higher priority to emacs-w32, run the script


You can later restore emacs-X11 as the default by running


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 of X11.

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:

  X11Forwarding yes

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 details.

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.

Ken Brown
Cygwin's emacs maintainer

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