Mail Archives: djgpp/1995/06/06/15:18:18

Date: Tue, 6 Jun 1995 13:42:11 +0500
From: kpadmaso AT spc-srv-a DOT efit DOT elcm DOT eds DOT com (Krishna Padmasola)
To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Subject: Re: emacs in x windows on dos/windows -- help!

Sometime ago, I asked about a good port of Emacs for Windows,
preferably working with X also. I received several requests from
people who were also interested in this info, so I am posting it here. 

The only choice(which also works with X) seems to be WinEmacs,
which is available from as a series of 5 zip
files, through and, which has the
elisp files. Seemed to me though that the last file was not required,
since the other zip files seemed to contain the elisp stuff, but I am
not 100% sure.

Anyway, although I know almost nothing about DOS and Windows, I
managed to successfully install it and run it, thanks to the good
documentation in the README file. I had eXceed X server software
running, but it automatically detected X. I didn't have to do
anything. It runs in its own window and you can create any number of
windows(frames) as you want. So far as I can tell it is impressive.

It says that it supports asynchronous subprocesses, and I tried
ange-ftp but got back a mesg. saying that async subprocs are
unsupported. also my attempts to change the cursor color didn't
succeed, although the bg/fg colors could be changed. I didn't test the
other nifty features viz. windowz drag/drop etc. You can read about
the features in the README file.

By the way, once in a while you get that registration popup...

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