Updated: {emacs,emacs-X11,emacs-el}-23.3-3

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Wed Aug 17 15:55:00 GMT 2011

New releases of the emacs, emacs-X11, and emacs-el packages (23.3-3) are 
now available, leaving 23.3-2 as previous.  This fixes the problem with 
memory management discussed starting at 
http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2011-08/msg00167.html (see also 
http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=9273).  In addition, all 
executables have been made large address aware.

It would be good if people could test this release with a recent Cygwin 
snapshot, since the problem mentioned above first showed up with the 
2011-07-21 snapshot.

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.

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 
http://cygwin.com/ web page, and follow the instructions.

Ken Brown
Cygwin emacs maintainer

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