- A BETA version of JASSPA's MicroEmacs supporting the Cygwin
environment is now available from http://www.jasspa.com with
August 2001 source patches and executables. The download is in
the August 2001 download list.
--- Cygwin README ---
This is an update to the August 2001 release and includes a
JASSPA MicroEmacs port to Cygwin. This bundle contains both the
executable images and source patches for Cygwin 1.3.2(0.39/3/2)
which I think is the latest Cygwin that is kicking around the
WWW. This is a BETA version of the software, it has not undergone
full testing yet, although is close enough to be useful for some
individuals. The executable images have only been exercised under
The executables should be installed into "/usr/local/bin" within
the "cygwin" directory. The macro files may be installed under
"/usr/local/microemacs" as per a UNIX install OR (what I do)
share the Windows installation macros. To share the Windows
installation files then you need to access these as explicitly
from the UNIX domain i.e. "/cygdrive/c/...." or through another
mount if you have set one up.
There are 2 supplied executables:-
me.exe - JASSPA MicroEmacs with both X-Windows and console
For X-Windows you can use the XFree cygwin
installation or use Exceed (I use Exceed 7.1 on the
local machine). When using the X-Server then make
sure that the DISPLAY variable is set i.e.
If the DISPLAY variable is not set then a console
version should run. To explicitly run the console
then run "me" with a -n e.g.
me -n <files>
menox.exe - JASSPA MicroEmacs with no X-Windows support.
Simply runs a console version.
The console version does not seem to support
color at the moment; not sure why, need to look
into this. In addition the window resize does not
work, however if you start running with a larger
window then it will pick up the size correctly
(less 1 line - not sure what this is yet either!)
Building From Source
The executables may be built from source using 'make'. To
build the X-Windows version then you need the X11R6
distribution installed into your cygwin tree. I have not
actually tried building without this installed so any
feedback would be appreciated. The console version (men)
should build without the X-Windows using a standard Cygwin
Add the patches supplied to the source tree and then build
make -f cygwin.gmk me # X-Windows + console.
make -f cygwin.gmk men # Console only.
There is a new macro file called "cygwin.emf" this
initialises the system for Cygwin. This should be installed
into the macros directory. Things like "man", "diff" bindings
are installed in here.
The "ishell" command does not appear to work. This requires
some more investigation. If this is started then issue the
command "M-x ipipe-kill" to kill the session. This does run
from the Windows "me32.exe" so there must be some other
Performance on Windows '98, NT or XP is unknown, the
executable images have only been tested on W2K.
Other reports should be directed back to JASSPA using the
normal reporting mechanisms.
15th December 2001