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- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin-announce at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 28 May 2018 13:43:41 -0400
- Subject: emacs 26.1-1
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:
* emacs-lucid-26.1-1 [*]
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 is an update to the latest upstream release. Browse the NEWS
file ('C-h n' within emacs) for changes since the last release.
1. The emacs, emacs-w32, emacs-X11, and emacs-lucid packages each
provide an emacs binary. These are emacs-nox.exe, emacs-w32.exe,
emacs-X11.exe, and emacs-lucid.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-lucid.exe if you've installed the emacs-lucid package;
otherwise, it will start emacs-X11.exe if you've installed
emacs-X11; 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 more than one emacs package and don't like
the default resolution of /usr/bin/emacs, you can run one of the
/usr/bin/set-emacs-default-*.sh scripts to change it. For example,
will make /usr/bin/emacs resolve to /usr/bin/emacs-w32.exe,
regardless of which packages you've installed.
2. Install emacs-X11 if you want to use the X11 GUI with the GTK+
toolkit. (This is the default toolkit.) You can then type
'emacs&' in an xterm window, and emacs-X11.exe will start in a new
window. If you prefer the Lucid toolkit, install emacs-lucid
3. Install emacs-w32 if you want to use the native Windows GUI instead
4. If you use the Emacs MH-E library for email, consider installing
Cygwin's mailutils-mh package. To use it, put the line
in your site-start.el or ~/.emacs file.
5. 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.
6. 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.
Cygwin's Emacs maintainer
[*] The emacs-lucid package is new with this release.