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Re: 1.5.4-1: Problem with XEmacs, fonts, and subprocesses.

On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, Henry S. Thompson wrote:

> Terrence Brannon <> writes:
> >>I have just recently upgraded to the latest Cygwin and latest XEmacs.
> >>Now, whenever I invoke a subprocess in XEmacs, all text in the XEmacs
> >>frame goes blank. I am using zsh as my shell, but the problem always
> >>occurs whether I am invoking a subshell, compiling, grepping, or running
> >>gnu-serv. I am running Windows XP Pro SP1 and XEmacs 21.4.13.
> My experience was similar, and the work-around I found successful was
> to launch xemacs from rxvt/bash, rather than from the Task Bar or
> Start Menu.  I spent a fair amount of time attempting to discover
> whether there was an environment variable which accounted for this,
> but failed.
> If you're _really_ obsessive (like me :-( about launching from an
> icon, compile the following and point the icon at it.
> Hope this helps,
> ht
> [code snipped]
>    if (CreateProcess (NULL, "c:\\cygwin\\bin\\bash -c \"/usr/local/bin/i686-pc-cygwin/xemacs -f gnuserv-start\"", &sec_attrs, NULL, TRUE, 0,
>                       NULL, NULL, &start, &child))

Ouch!  Why not simply point the shortcut at 'c:\cygwin\bin\bash --login -c
"/usr/local/bin/i686-pc-cygwin/xemacs -f gnuserv-start"'?
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