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Re: [Orgmode] Installing on windows

From: Manish
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Installing on windows
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 23:18:15 +0530

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:49 PM, Bill Raynor wrote:
> I and many others would be grateful for a detailed step-by-step
> tutorial on installing org-mode on windows. The basic instructions
> work just fine on, say, OS X (edit makefile, make and make install)
> but don't work on windows.  Using emacs on windows is quite simple
> (download and install) but updating Org doesn't work so well.

Just unzip the org-mode in some location (e.g. D:/mystuff/org-mode/) and
add following to .emacs (customize to taste/need).. mostly copied from
Org manual activation section:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(add-to-list 'load-path "D:/mystuff/org-mode/lisp")
(require 'org-install)
;; The following lines are always needed.  Choose your own keys.
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.org\\'" . org-mode))
(global-set-key "\C-cl" 'org-store-link)
(global-set-key "\C-ca" 'org-agenda)
(global-set-key "\C-cb" 'org-iswitchb)
(add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'turn-on-font-lock)  ; Org buffers only
(transient-mark-mode 1)
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

> In the past I've used dired to attempt to compile the directory
> directly, which gets lots of error messages, but sort of works. I read
> a recent post on installing cygwin, but that doesn't quite work, as
> the post neglected to mention that you have to install cygwin + some
> unspecified packages (to get make, for instance). I trying that now. I
> am also using the W32 version of emacs.

You do not /have to/ compile the lisp files, you can use just the source
(by skipping all steps that ask for make in the installation section of
the manual.)  I am not sure how much performance impact will it have but
it's an option at least.

Do let us know how it goes.


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