Difference between "xemacs" cygwin package and download from xemacs.org
Dr. Volker Zell
Dr.Volker.Zell at oracle.com
Thu Dec 1 04:37:23 EST 2005
>>>>> Stephen J Turnbull writes:
>>>>> "David" == David Karr <david.karr at wamu.net> writes:
David> What is the difference between the xemacs package installer
David> in Cygwin and the Cgywin/Xemacs installer I can download
David> from xemacs.org?
> You'll have to ask Cygwin about that. As far as I know they lag
> stable releases by at most a couple of weeks. I haven't heard any
> recent complaints about the configuration they distribute, although
> about a year ago there was a complaint that it was X11 only (ie, you
> had to install an X server). I believe that was resolved by
> configurating the Cygwin release for both X11 and Windows displays.
> (Again, asking Cygwin is the way to be sure.)
The cygwin version is up to date with respect to both 21.4.17 (flagged
as stable in cygwin's setup.exe) and 21.5.23 (flagged as test version in
See the release announcements at
Both versions can be used in an X environment (when the DISPLAY variable
is set) or as W32 versions when the DISPLAY variable is unset. Check the
documentation under /usr/share/doc/Cygwin/xemacs-21.X.XX.README.
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