Updated: emacs*-24.3-1

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Wed Mar 13 12:54:00 GMT 2013


The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution:

*** emacs-24.3-1
*** emacs-X11-24.3-1
*** emacs-w32-24.3-1
*** emacs-el-24.3-1

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.

This is a new upstream release.  It contains bugfixes as well as new 
features.  Browse the NEWS file (`C-h n' within emacs) for information 
about changes since emacs-24.2.

CYGWIN NOTES
============
1. The emacs, emacs-w32, and emacs-X11 packages each provide an emacs 
binary.  These are emacs-nox.exe, emacs-w32.exe, and emacs-X11.exe, 
respectively, in order of increasing priority.  The postinstall scripts 
use the `alternatives' system to create a symlink /usr/bin/emacs that 
resolves to the highest-priority binary that you have installed.  Thus 
the command `emacs' will start emacs-X11.exe if you've installed the 
emacs-X11 package; otherwise, it will start emacs-w32.exe if you've 
installed emacs-w32; otherwise, it will start emacs-nox.exe.  Similar 
remarks apply to emacsclient.

If you have installed both emacs-w32 and emacs-X11 and prefer to give 
higher priority to emacs-w32, run the script

   /usr/bin/set-emacs-default-w32.sh

You can later restore emacs-X11 as the default by running

   /usr/bin/set-emacs-default-X11.sh

2. Install emacs-X11 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.

3. Install emacs-w32 if you want to use the native Windows GUI instead 
of X11.

4. If you have sshd running and want to be able to run emacs-X11 from a 
remote machine, you need to enable X11 forwarding by adding the 
following line to /etc/sshd_config:

   X11Forwarding yes

You might also need to have the cygserver service running.

5. The script /usr/bin/make-emacs-shortcut can be used to create a 
shortcut for starting emacs.  See /usr/share/doc/emacs/README.Cygwin for 
details.

6. The default font for emacs-w32 is not very attractive in my opinion. 
  See /usr/share/doc/emacs/README.Cygwin for hints as to how to change it.

Ken Brown
Cygwin's emacs maintainer

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