POP Rmail in Emacs

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Fri Dec 19 15:21:00 GMT 2008

On 12/19/2008 3:27 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> I guess this is an ample opportunity to call for volunteers to come on
> board and help maintaining the Cygwin build of Emacs.  As of now, the
> Cygwin build has some known ``stability issues'' (read: it sometimes
> crashes during the build or in routine operation), and there's no one
> on the Emacs development team who has enough knowledge and/or time to
> fix these Cygwin-specific problems.

For the record, let me point out that it's been possible for several 
months to build a stable emacs for cygwin using gcc-4.  This was first 
announced on this list by Angelo Graziosi [1].  He sent me the 
instructions, and I had no problem replicating the build.  (I'm not sure 
why the emacs maintainer hasn't done this, but maybe the issue is that 
cygwin's gcc-4 is still considered experimental and not suitable for 
official cygwin packages.)

That's the good news.  The bad news is that some work still needs to be 
done to make emacs usable under the soon-to-be-released cygwin 1.7 [2,3].


[1] http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2008-09/msg00330.html
[2] http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2008-12/msg00329.html
[3] http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-xfree/2008-12/msg00153.html

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