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emacs -nw keypad (was: [1.5] Updated: {emacs,emacs-X11,emacs-el}-23.0.92-2)

Hi Ken,

Thanks for the taking on the emacs maintenance. A new release after so long
is welcome and it looks very nice.

I have however found one problem with this experimental release 23.0.92-2:
when I run it in no-window mode (emacs -nw) in an xterm (or rxvt), the
keypad keys do not seem to be defined or mapped to emacs functions. I use
tpu-edt mode, which relies on those keys. It worked fine in emacs 21.2.1 (I
just tested on another system) and 23.0.92-2 works fine in window mode
(without -nw).

I can't tell whether this is a general emacs problem or a Cygwin-specific
problem because I don't have this version of emacs anywhere else. Fedora 10
uses 22.3 and Ubuntu 9.04 uses 22.2.1. Indeed, as far as I can see
(, the current stable release is 22.3, so by
implication this version 23.0 is unstable.

I am a bit concerned that we are jumping ahead to the bleeding edge. That's
fine for an experimental release like this, but a bit worrying if this is to
become the default Cygwin release. Is there a particular problem with 22.3
that forced you to jump forward?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Ken Brown
> Sent: 22 May 2009 12:40
> To:
> Subject: [1.5] Updated: {emacs,emacs-X11,emacs-el}-23.0.92-2
> New experimental versions of the emacs, emacs-X11, and 
> emacs-el packages are now available for download for cygwin 
> 1.5, replacing the previous experimental 22.1-3 packages.  I 
> have left 21.2-13 as current.
> ===========
> This is the first release of emacs for cygwin 1.5 in almost 
> two years, after a maintainer change.  It is the same version 
> that was made available for cygwin 1.7 last week.  Please try 
> it and report problems to the mailing list cygwin AT cygwin 
> DOT com.  If problems arise during the next few weeks, I will 
> try to fix them.  Otherwise, this may be the last release of 
> emacs for cygwin 1.5.
> There is one known bug: The cygwin build of emacs-23 has 
> problems getting the local time zone (see 
>  This 
> affects emacs functions like display-time.  A workaround is 
> to set the TZ environment variable before starting emacs.  
> For example,
>        export TZ=America/New_York
> ====
> This is an upstream pre-release for what will be emacs 23.1.  See
> for more information.
> ===========
> 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.
> Ken Brown
> Emacs maintainer
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