Updated [experimental]: {emacs,emacs-X11,emacs-el}-23.2-2

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Wed Aug 18 11:36:00 GMT 2010

New releases of the emacs, emacs-X11, and emacs-el packages (23.2-2) are 
now available as experimental packages.  These are rebuilds of the 
23.2-1 packages, with D-BUS support.  You will need to install 
libdbus1_3 in order to run the new binaries.  Please report any 
regressions.  If nothing serious is reported, the new releases will be 
promoted to "current" in a few weeks.

There is a known bug in the cygwin build of emacs, which affects emacs 
functions like display-time.  See /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/emacs.README for 
details and a simple workaround.

Install the emacs-X11 package if you want to use the X11 GUI.  You can 
then type 'emacs&' in an xterm window, and emacs will start in a new window.

If you run emacs in the cygwin console, be sure that your CYGWIN 
environment variable (http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/setup-env.html) 
contains tty.

The script /usr/bin/make-emacs-shortcut can be used to create a shortcut 
for starting emacs.  The shortcut starts emacs under X if an X server is 
running and in a mintty window otherwise.  Edit the shortcut and/or the 
script if you want different behavior.

You will need the cygutils package to run the script, and you will need 
mintty and run2 to use the shortcut.  In addition, the user who runs the 
script needs to be able to write to /usr/local/bin.

See http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ for a summary of new features 
since Emacs 23.1.  You can also use the command 'C-h n' within emacs to 
browse the NEWS file.

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.

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.  Then run setup and answer all the questions.

Ken Brown
Cygwin emacs maintainer

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