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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: {emacs,emacs-X11,emacs-el}-23.3-2 (TEST)

New test releases of the emacs, emacs-X11, and emacs-el packages (23.3-2) are now available, leaving 23.3-1 as current and 23.2-3 as previous. These are rebuilds of the 23.3-1 packages, patched to use mmap for buffer allocation.

Please test this release and report any problems to the Cygwin mailing list. If no regressions are reported, I will promote this release to current in a few weeks.

Install the emacs-X11 package 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.

If you run emacs in the Cygwin console, be sure that your CYGWIN environment variable ( contains tty.

The script /usr/bin/make-emacs-shortcut can be used to create a shortcut for starting emacs. The shortcut starts emacs under X if an X server is running and in a mintty window otherwise. Edit the shortcut and/or the script if you want different behavior.

You will need the cygutils package to run the script, and you will need mintty and run2 to use the shortcut. In addition, the user who runs the script needs to be able to write to /usr/local/bin.

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.

To update your installation click, on the "Update Cygwin" link on the web page, and follow the instructions.

Ken Brown
Cygwin emacs maintainer


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