Updated: emacs-24.3.93-3 [TEST]
Sun Sep 14 02:26:00 GMT 2014
The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution as
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.
This is a pretest of the upcoming emacs-24.4, patched to make emacs use
Cygwin's malloc instead of the one provided by emacs. See
This patch has been applied upstream in the emacs development trunk but
not in the emacs-24 branch, so it will not be included in the official
release of emacs-24.4. Nevertheless, I would like to include it in the
emacs-24.4 package for Cygwin if it gets enough testing to convince me
that it's reliable. Emacs users are strongly encouraged to test it and
report any problems.
1. The emacs, emacs-w32, and emacs-X11 packages each provide an emacs
binary. These are emacs-nox.exe, emacs-w32.exe, and emacs-X11.exe,
respectively, in order of increasing priority. The postinstall scripts
use the `alternatives' system to create a symlink /usr/bin/emacs that
resolves to the highest-priority binary that you have installed. Thus
the command `emacs' will start emacs-X11.exe if you've installed the
emacs-X11 package; otherwise, it will start emacs-w32.exe if you've
installed emacs-w32; otherwise, it will start emacs-nox.exe. Similar
remarks apply to emacsclient.
If you have installed both emacs-w32 and emacs-X11 and prefer to give
higher priority to emacs-w32, run the script
You can later restore emacs-X11 as the default by running
2. Install emacs-X11 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.
3. Install emacs-w32 if you want to use the native Windows GUI instead
4. If you have sshd running and want to be able to run emacs-X11 from a
remote machine, you need to enable X11 forwarding by adding the
following line to /etc/sshd_config:
You might also need to have the cygserver service running.
5. The script /usr/bin/make-emacs-shortcut can be used to create a
shortcut for starting emacs. See /usr/share/doc/emacs/README.Cygwin for
Cygwin's emacs maintainer
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