[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: emacs*-24.2.93-2 (TEST)
Fri Feb 22 19:22:00 GMT 2013
Ken Brown writes:
> 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.
These are undisputedly very good reasons. In some ways I hate to admit
that, but I find I can often avoid to start X11 and the associated
memory churn simply because I now have emacs-w32. Just the experience
of one user, nothing more.
> 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.
That would be even better, yes. And perhaps make that a point in the
next announcement so hopefully more people are aware of it. It isn't
difficult to change the priorities once you know that emacs is in fact
using the alternatives system.
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