[ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: {emacs,emacs-X11,emacs-el}-23.0.92-1

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Fri May 15 12:45:00 GMT 2009

New experimental versions of the emacs, emacs-X11, and emacs-el packages 
are now available for download for those testing cygwin 1.7, replacing 
the previous experimental 22.1-3 packages.  I have left 21.2-13 as current.

This is the first release in almost two years, after a maintainer 
change.  If no serious problems arise, I hope to make some version of 
emacs-23 the current version of emacs by the time Cygwin 1.7 is released.

There is one known bug: The cygwin build of emacs has problems getting 
the local time zone (see 
http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2009-02/msg00148.html).  This affects 
emacs functions like display-time.  A workaround is to set the TZ 
environment variable before starting emacs.  For example,

       export TZ=America/New_York

This is an upstream pre-release for what will be emacs 23.1.  See


for more information.

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.

Ken Brown
New emacs maintainer for Cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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