GNU emacs 21.3.50-2 is available
Thu Apr 1 08:28:00 GMT 2004
GNU emacs 21.3.50-2 is available.
This release is available as a "test" release in the Cygwin setup.exe
installer program. It is compiled from the current official FSF CVS
tree for those who want to try it out. I have compiled this version
with Xaw3d scrollbars.
THIS RELEASE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT SUPPORT ON MY PART. Please go through
normal GNU emacs bug channels to report bugs, keeping in mind that this
is not an officially released version and you are essentially testing
Execute "C-h n" to get a list of changes that have been made to
emacs since 21.2. A couple things I noticed:
- "tramp" is now included -- a package for remote file editing via ssh etc.
- the emacs intro and emacs lisp manuals are now included
- there is support for editing larger files (approx. 256 MB -- the limit
used to be 128 MB)
New users please be aware:
- You will want "tty" included in your CYGWIN environment variable
setting, and probably "binmode". Look at the following for some
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Base"
and then click on the appropriate field until the above announced
version number appears if it is not displayed already.
If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: firstname.lastname@example.org . I would appreciate it if you would
use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly. This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.
If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list
is the appropriate place.
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