Wed Mar 13 12:54:00 GMT 2013
The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution:
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.
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
You can later restore emacs-X11 as the default by running
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
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:
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
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.
Cygwin's emacs maintainer
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