[1.7] Updated: {emacs,emacs-X11,emacs-el}-23.1-10

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Thu Aug 6 12:00:00 GMT 2009

New releases of the emacs, emacs-X11, and emacs-el packages, 23.1-10,
are now available for those testing cygwin 1.7, leaving 21.2-13 as

There is a known bug in the cygwin build of emacs, which affects emacs
functions like display-time.  See /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/emacs.README for
details and a simple workaround.

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 (http://cygwin.com/1.7/cygwin-ug-net/setup-env.html)
contains tty.  See /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/emacs.README for further advice
about running emacs in terminal windows.

With this release, the command to run emacs is 'emacs' or
'/usr/bin/emacs'.  This will run, via symbolic links, either
/usr/bin/emacs-X11.exe or /usr/bin/emacs-nox.exe, depending on whether
or not you have installed the emacs-X11 package.  The X11 version works
in terminal windows as well as under X.

This is a major new upstream release.  See


for a summary of new features, and see /usr/share/emacs/23.1/etc/NEWS
for a more detailed list.

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.

Ken Brown
Cygwin emacs maintainer


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