[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: emacs*-24.2.93-2 (TEST)

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Fri Feb 22 13:38:00 GMT 2013

On 2/22/2013 3:47 AM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Ken Brown <kbrown <at> cornell.edu> writes:
>> I think the alternatives system should work fine for most users.
>> The problem you've described occurs only in the following situation:
>> 1. You install both emacs-X11 and emacs-w32.
> At the moment emacs-X11 has a higher priority than emacs-w32.  All things
> considered, giving emacs-w32 priority over emacs-X11 seems to be more generally
> useful on Cygwin than the other way around.

It's hard to know what people's preferences will be.  I gave emacs-X11 
the highest priority for two reasons:

* It's been the only GUI version of emacs on Cygwin for many years, so 
making it the default doesn't change what people are used to.

* It's the build you get by default if you don't override it with 
configure options.

Maybe I should supply a script that lets users easily change the 
priority, something like the scripts set-gcc-default-*.sh that Dave Korn 
provided for gcc.


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