Updated: {emacs,emacs-X11,emacs-el}-23.2-1

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Mon May 10 11:27:00 GMT 2010

New releases of the emacs, emacs-X11, and emacs-el packages are now 
available, 23.2-1, leaving 23.1-10 as previous.

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.  With this release I have switched to the GTK+ toolkit.

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.

This release includes a script, /usr/bin/make-emacs-shortcut, that 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 

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.

This is a new upstream release.  See


for a summary of new features.  You can also use the command 'C-h n' 
within emacs to browse the NEWS file.

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 "Install Cygwin now" link on 
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your 
system.  Then run setup and click Next repeatedly.  This will update
any out-of-date packages on your computer.

Ken Brown
Cygwin emacs maintainer

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