[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: {emacs,emacs-X11,emacs-el}-24.1-1

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sun Jul 22 21:22:00 GMT 2012

The following packages have been updated in the Cygwin distribution:

*** emacs-24.1-1
*** emacs-X11-24.1-1
*** emacs-el-24.1-1

In addition, I have added the package

*** emacs-debuginfo-24.1-1

for users who want to debug emacs with gdb.

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 new upstream release.  See http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ 
for a summary of the new features in Emacs 24.  You can also use the 
command 'C-h n' within emacs to browse the NEWS file.  Note, in 
particular, that there have been some changes in the handling of 
selections; search for "Selection changes" in the NEWS file.

Install the emacs-X11 package 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.  If you have sshd running and want to be able to run the GUI 
version of emacs from a remote machine, you need to enable X11 
forwarding by adding the following line to /etc/sshd_config:

   X11Forwarding yes

The script /usr/bin/make-emacs-shortcut can be used to create a shortcut 
for starting emacs.  The shortcut starts emacs under X if an X server is 
running and in a mintty window otherwise.  Edit the shortcut and/or the 
script if you want different behavior.

You will need the cygutils package to run the script, and you will need 
mintty and run2 to use the shortcut.  In addition, the user who runs the 
script needs to be able to write to /usr/local/bin.

Ken Brown
Cygwin emacs maintainer

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