Updated: emacs-24.3.93-3 [TEST]

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sun Sep 14 02:26:00 GMT 2014


The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution as 
test releases:

*** emacs-24.3.93-3
*** emacs-X11-24.3.93-3
*** emacs-w32-24.3.93-3
*** emacs-el-24.3.93-3

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 pretest of the upcoming emacs-24.4, patched to make emacs use 
Cygwin's malloc instead of the one provided by emacs.  See

   http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=18222

for details.

This patch has been applied upstream in the emacs development trunk but 
not in the emacs-24 branch, so it will not be included in the official 
release of emacs-24.4.  Nevertheless, I would like to include it in the 
emacs-24.4 package for Cygwin if it gets enough testing to convince me 
that it's reliable.  Emacs users are strongly encouraged to test it and 
report any problems.

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.

Ken Brown
Cygwin's emacs maintainer

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