How to build Emacs in Cygwin environment?

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Tue Jul 12 13:50:00 GMT 2016


On 7/12/2016 5:17 AM, Andy Moreton wrote:
> On Tue 12 Jul 2016, Xi Shen wrote:
>
>> Thanks it worked. After configure --with-w32 and build, I tried to
>> invoke (w32notify-add-watch), but it seems it is still not available.
>> Any other tricks to apply? Because I want to add a new build-in lisp
>> function for Emacs for Windows, so I think it would be a good start by
>> learning how (w32notify-add-watch) works.
>
> Join the FSF emacs developers list and ask questions there for issues
> around emacs development.
>
> AFAIK w32notify-add-watch is for native Win32 builds of emacs, and is
> not appropriate for Cygwin builds.

That's right.  The Cygwin builds of emacs use gfilenotify.

Ken


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