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

Ryan Johnson ryan.johnson@cs.utoronto.ca
Fri Feb 22 19:29:00 GMT 2013

On 22/02/2013 2:22 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> 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.
Hehe. Mintty + emacs + xterm-mouse-mode did that for me a while back... 
all I use X for now is the occasional gnuplot session.

That said...
>> 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.
... this does indeed seem like a good idea for those who prefer GUI over 


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