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Re: Some findings and suggestion about Emacs on w32

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Some findings and suggestion about Emacs on w32
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 01:47:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

"Lennart Borgman" <address@hidden> writes:

> 4) Addpm.exe besides changing the registry adds an shortcut to the Start
> menu in GNU Emacs/Emacs that points to runemacs.exe. This is perhaps not
> very good? Adding this entry could make a user believe that this is how
> Emacs should be used. (I believed that for a long time and therefore did not
> use Emacs. I wanted to, but it did not gave me the functionality I needed
> invoked this way! I needed gnuserv.) I suggest that addpm.exe should not add
> this entry.

I completely disagree!

Once you have started emacs (from the start menu), what business do
you have outside emacs (i.e. in Windoze land)? 

But really, I practically never use gnuserv / emacsclient as I work inside
emacs most of the time...  so I have all the file navigation tools I need
right there.

I used to work with a collegue who used emacs just like vi, ie.
starting a new instance for each file he wanted to edit.  I tried to
teach him that emacs could do much better, but he wouldn't listen.  (I
couldn't even get him to use emacsclient... :-)

> 5) Emacs without gnuserv is in my opinion very crippled on w32. Gnuserv
> should in my opinion be part of Emacs distribution for ms windows. I suggest
> the version from http://www.wyrdrune.com/. I suggest that CVS should include
> this gnuserv.

Sure, we should include a version of emacsclient which works with emacs'
new internal emacsserver -- today I guess it will work fine with sockets
(rather than mailslots which IIRC gnuserv uses).

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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