emacs 25.2-0.1

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Fri Mar 24 15:54:00 GMT 2017

The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:

* emacs-25.2-0.1
* emacs-el-25.2-0.1
* emacs-X11-25.2-0.1
* emacs-w32-25.2-0.1

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 build from a release candidate for the upcoming emacs-25.2.
I'm releasing it now rather than waiting for the official upstream
release because a rebuild was needed anyway to fix the problem
reported here:


This is mainly a bugfix release, but there are some other changes.
Browse the NEWS file ('C-h n' within emacs) for details.


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

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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