Updated: emacs-24.4-2

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sat Nov 15 09:24:00 GMT 2014

The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution:

* emacs-24.4-2
* emacs-X11-24.4-2
* emacs-w32-24.4-2
* emacs-el-24.4-2

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 rebuild of release 24.4-1, with two changes to reflect the 
fact that the cause of the mysterious crashes has been found and fixed 
(https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2014-10/msg00397.html).  First, the 64-bit 
packages are now built with the usual optimization and without extra 
checking.  Second, I have enabled file-notification [*].  I had 
previously disabled this because it requires Glib, and I didn't want to 
make Emacs depend on an additional library until the cause of the 
crashes was found.

For more information about emacs-24.4, see the release announcement for 


Ken Brown
Cygwin's Emacs maintainer

[*] Emacs now supports notifications of file changes, such as creation, 
modification, and deletion of files.  For details, browse the NEWS file 
('C-h n' within Emacs) and search for "notify".

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