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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: emacs*-24.2.90-1 (TEST)
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 07:43:57 -0500
- Subject: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: emacs*-24.2.90-1 (TEST)
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution as
Thanks to the efforts of Daniel Colascione, there is also a new package
again a test release, for users who want to use the native Windows GUI
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, the bug reported in
has been fixed, and the Cygwin build of emacs-nox.exe now has mouse
support, as requested in
Browse the NEWS file ('C-h n' within emacs) for more information about
changes since emacs-24.2.
In this release, for the first time, I've been able to build Cygwin's
emacs-X11 with all of the upstream defaults. In particular, the build
uses GTK+-3 instead of GTK+-2, and it supports GNOME's GSettings and
GConf features. A minor consequence of this is that you might see a GTK
warning about gtk_window_parse_geometry; this can be ignored. A more
important consequence is that you should have a D-Bus session daemon
running before starting emacs under X11. The simplest way to achieve
this is to put the following line at the beginning of your
eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax`
See /usr/share/doc/emacs/README.Cygwin for more information.
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:
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
Cygwin emacs maintainer
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