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
(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any out-of-date packages on your computer.
Cygwin emacs maintainer
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