GNU emacs 21.2-4 released

Joe Buehler
Wed Aug 14 09:08:00 GMT 2002

GNU emacs 21.2-4 has been released and should be making its way to
the mirrors.


- All executables now have a .exe extension, for proper Win9x operation.

- Packages now created with GNU tar in case of compatibility problems with


If you have had problems with installation of previous versions
failing spectacularly, you might try this repackaged version.

If you use the non-X version of emacs in a cygwin console window,
you probably will want to use the -bg COLOR and/or -fg COLOR
options to set the foreground and background colors, since emacs
seems to set them both to black by default, and it is a little
hard to read.  COLOR can be black, red, green, yellow, blue,
magenta, cyan, white.

You will have best results if you put "tty" in your CYGWIN
variable setting.

Joe Buehler


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