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Re: [h-e-w] Fwd: Re: Control frame size on startup from .emacs

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Fwd: Re: Control frame size on startup from .emacs
Date: Thu, 5 May 2005 12:57:28 +0200

Hi Neil,

Could you please take a look at the installer/setup utility at and tell if
there is something in it that makes your situation difficult?

Please notice it can be used in different ways. There is currently no
distribution using the installer version (but I plan to put up one sooen).
Notice however that the setup utility version has been included in the
.MSI-distribution mentioned there.

Kind regards,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Neil J Mackie" <address@hidden>
To: <address@hidden>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 11:07 AM
Subject: [h-e-w] Fwd: Re: Control frame size on startup from .emacs

> First, some background to put what I'm about to say in context.
> I'm a long standing emacs user, from 1990, and I have been on various
> mailing lists throughout that time. I'm not familiar with how the various
> flavours of emacs (gnuemacs, xemacs, ntemacs) have evolved during that
> so I dont know how emacs for Windows is currently developing/developed.
> However I am _very_ concerned about the trend recently to introduce the
> of features of the Windows OS to emacs, examples are the use of registry
> keys and installers.
> I use emacs on Windows in my daily work, in situations where the use of an
> application that is not authorised by management is a sacking offence.
> Management has never heard of emacs and would not approve its use if
> However I can get by with emacs as an executable and a set of text(.el &
> .elc) files. If necessary I can run emacs from a CD so the C drive is not
> 'corrupted' by it.
> The use of installers and registry keys by emacs will prevent me using it,
> as there is no way I am allowed to modify the registry or run an
> The corporate environment just does not allow it. The OS image is created
> once and stamped on hundreds of PCs across the organisation from a 3rd
> support organisation 100s or 100s of miles away. The first step taken by
> support, should you call them, is most likely to reformat your C drive and
> restamp it with the current image.
> I'm unsure how much of the recent discussion on this list about registry
> keys and installers is official emacs policy, I just want to let the
> developers know that using these things will prevent me using emacs
> other than at home. Is that what they want?
> Regards,
> Neil (J Mackie).

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