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From: "Scot Becker" <scot.becker@gmail.com>
To: Mike Newman <mike@newmanfamily.me.uk>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Windows and emacs
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 23:41:20 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <e0e1fe620901081541j7776d288w6fa3121862561df1@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20090108221803.1357637c@newmanfamily.me.uk>


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I second Mike's advice.  EmacsW32 is very carefully done, and you will get
much easier access to the rest of your windows filesystem with a native
Windows Emacs.  And if you're a Linux user, you'll ease the pain of
transition with cygwin (the windows command line always seemed hopeless to
me).  I've not done the work to get the the EmacsW32 port to work with
cygwin yet, though I did it with a windows Vim once.  Basically it involves
getting Emacs to invoke cygwin as its shell, and optionally, cygwin to
invoke the windows Emacs binary when you type 'emacs' from the cygwin
command line. This way you can use emacs to edit your files from the cygwin
command line, and the cygwin command line to do stuff from within emacs.
'
Scot


On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 10:18 PM, Mike Newman <mike@newmanfamily.me.uk>wrote:

> On Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:41:36 +0100
> Raimund Kohl-Füchsle <mail@rk-f.me> wrote:
>
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > it may happen that I have to switch to Windows XP and since I have no
> > idea how XP works (up to this point in time I only ran Linux
> > machines) I thought to ask since I want to stick with org-mode: How
> > do I get org-mode and emacs run best with XP?  As far as I know there
> > are at least two ways to get emacs running; one is to simply download
> > emacs, two is downloading cygwin; if it is cygwin that I have to go
> > with then which emacs?  If I saw it right there are several
> > choices ... ummm ... any hints on that?
> >
> > Thanx in advance
> >
> > ray
> >
> >
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> What I use is the EmacsW32
> (http://ourcomments.org/Emacs/EmacsW32.html).  This gives you recent
> snapshot of Emacs 23 (I use the patched version).
>
> I also recommend installing cygwin, and doing a little bit of work in
> getting emacs to use it (not difficult, but I can't remember the
> details).  If you know linux, you are sure to find it useful.  I don't
> suggest using a cygwin build of emacs (I think the native build will be
> easier to use).
>
> One advantage of having cygwin installed is that you can then use "make"
> to build you a new version of org.
>
> Hope this is helpful.
> --
> Mike
>
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  reply	other threads:[~2009-01-08 23:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-08 21:41 Raimund Kohl-Füchsle
2009-01-08 22:18 ` Mike Newman
2009-01-08 23:41   ` Scot Becker [this message]
2009-01-09  5:18   ` Manish
2009-01-09 18:15     ` Jason F. McBrayer
2009-01-09 18:20     ` Leo
2009-01-10  9:46 ` [OT] " Olaf Dietsche
2009-01-10 10:38 ` David Lord
2009-01-12 10:15 ` Robin Ruder
2009-01-13 20:53 ` Raimund Kohl-Füchsle

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