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* ot: windows xemacs question
@ 2012-03-17 18:53 Jude DaShiell
  2012-03-18 12:07 ` TonyMc
  2012-03-18 12:37 ` Charles
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Jude DaShiell @ 2012-03-17 18:53 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

I had a read of the setup instructions for emacs on windows and 
unfortunately so many of them involve modifying the windows registry.  A 
very experienced software specialist told me it's best never to use 
software that requires these modifications because sooner rather than 
later windows will crash and then the whole mess has to be reinstalled 
after that.  He had no idea about xemacs but he told me emacs and windows 
do not live happily on machines together.  So I'm wondering if xemacs 
might end up being any better and figured this being the closest list to 
emacs support I'm on that actually works to ask this question here.

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Jude <jdashiel-at-shellworld-dot-net>
<http://www.shellworld.net/~jdashiel/nj.html>

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* Re: ot: windows xemacs question
  2012-03-17 18:53 ot: windows xemacs question Jude DaShiell
@ 2012-03-18 12:07 ` TonyMc
  2012-03-18 13:35   ` Bernt Hansen
  2012-03-18 12:37 ` Charles
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: TonyMc @ 2012-03-18 12:07 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

On Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:53:07 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:

>I had a read of the setup instructions for emacs on windows and 
>unfortunately so many of them involve modifying the windows registry.  A 
>very experienced software specialist told me it's best never to use 
>software that requires these modifications because sooner rather than 
>later windows will crash and then the whole mess has to be reinstalled 
>after that.  He had no idea about xemacs but he told me emacs and windows 
>do not live happily on machines together.  So I'm wondering if xemacs 
>might end up being any better and figured this being the closest list to 
>emacs support I'm on that actually works to ask this question here.

Not sure where you got your info, but it is misleading and should not
put you off.  "Installing" GNU Emacs on Windows involves unzipping a
directory tree, that is all.  Download emacs-23.4-bin-i386.zip and
unzip it to e.g. the root of the C: drive.  Then you can run emacs as
C:\emacs-23.4\bin\runemacs.exe.

Tony

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* Re: ot: windows xemacs question
  2012-03-17 18:53 ot: windows xemacs question Jude DaShiell
  2012-03-18 12:07 ` TonyMc
@ 2012-03-18 12:37 ` Charles
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Charles @ 2012-03-18 12:37 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

I have emacs 24.0.93.1 with org 7.8.03 (hopefully .05 later today) 
installed on a Windows 7 (home Premium) system and have made no changes 
to the registry. Perhaps my needs are not as complex as yours. Have you 
read

http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/windows/index.html#Top

Charlie Millar

On 3/17/2012 2:53 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> I had a read of the setup instructions for emacs on windows and
> unfortunately so many of them involve modifying the windows registry.  A
> very experienced software specialist told me it's best never to use
> software that requires these modifications because sooner rather than
> later windows will crash and then the whole mess has to be reinstalled
> after that.  He had no idea about xemacs but he told me emacs and windows
> do not live happily on machines together.  So I'm wondering if xemacs
> might end up being any better and figured this being the closest list to
> emacs support I'm on that actually works to ask this question here.
>
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> <http://www.shellworld.net/~jdashiel/nj.html>
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* Re: ot: windows xemacs question
  2012-03-18 12:07 ` TonyMc
@ 2012-03-18 13:35   ` Bernt Hansen
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Bernt Hansen @ 2012-03-18 13:35 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: TonyMc; +Cc: emacs-orgmode

TonyMc <afmcc@btinternet.com> writes:

> On Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:53:07 -0400 (EDT), you wrote:
>
>>I had a read of the setup instructions for emacs on windows and 
>>unfortunately so many of them involve modifying the windows registry.  A 
>>very experienced software specialist told me it's best never to use 
>>software that requires these modifications because sooner rather than 
>>later windows will crash and then the whole mess has to be reinstalled 
>>after that.  He had no idea about xemacs but he told me emacs and windows 
>>do not live happily on machines together.  So I'm wondering if xemacs 
>>might end up being any better and figured this being the closest list to 
>>emacs support I'm on that actually works to ask this question here.
>
> Not sure where you got your info, but it is misleading and should not
> put you off.  "Installing" GNU Emacs on Windows involves unzipping a
> directory tree, that is all.  Download emacs-23.4-bin-i386.zip and
> unzip it to e.g. the root of the C: drive.  Then you can run emacs as
> C:\emacs-23.4\bin\runemacs.exe.

I agree that no registry changes should be/are required.  I use windows
at work with an unzipped emacs and I've never touched the registry.

Regards,
Bernt

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