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Re: install emacs on windows


From: Carson Chittom
Subject: Re: install emacs on windows
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:20:54 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (windows-nt)

Leonhard Horstmeyer <address@hidden> writes:

> I have just downloaded the emacs-24.2.tar.gz and followed the
> instructions on http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/index.html
> After having downloaded a program to open tar. I unpacked the file..
> It says: "You can run Emacs without any extra steps, but if you want
> icons in your Start Menu, or for Emacs to detect the image libraries
> that are already installed on your system as part of GTK, then you
> should run the program emacs-23.3\bin\addpm.exe."

It sounds like you have the Emacs source files, which isn't much use to
you unless you want to compile it.

Try the zip files at http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/ instead (you
want the "bin" file, NOT the "barebin").  These are prebuilt Windows
binaries.





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