Cygwin newbie needs help

Dr. Volker Zell
Thu Apr 25 05:12:00 GMT 2002

>>>>> "Charles" == Charles Wilson <> writes:

    Charles> News from XEmacs land:
    Charles> 1) there are two "windows" ports of XEmacs: a fully native port, and a
    Charles> cygwin port.

    Charles> 2) Both of these ports use so-called "native windowing": that is, they
    Charles> use MSWindows GDI calls to paint their display.  Neither port uses X;
    Charles> they cannot be redirected (graphically) thru the network to display
    Charles> remotely.

    Charles> 3) If you want that capability, you can only do so with the cygwin
    Charles> build -- but you'll have to build it yourself.  Also, the
    Charles> cygwin-with-X-windowing build has not been widely used (or tested).
    Charles> It may have suffered bitrot.

I build it regularly since the legendary coolview days. Works perfect nowadays.

    Charles> 4) I *believe* that both the native port and the cygwin port support
    Charles> the '-nw' flag, which allows you to use XEmacs in a tty.  Therefore,
    Charles> it is probably possible, with the prebuilt native or cygwin versions
    Charles> of xemacs, to ssh in to your windows box, and use 'xemacs -nw' to edit
    Charles> files.  (Of course, you need a working cygwin ssh daemon running on
    Charles> your windows box, but that's a whole 'nother topic.)

    Charles> --Chuck


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