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Re: Need help installing NTemacs -- no evident README or INSTALL file

From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: Need help installing NTemacs -- no evident README or INSTALL file
Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 21:50:28 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 6, 4:51 pm, (David Combs) wrote:
> And please someone look at this "NTemacs" -- how does it differ
> from this emacs<32> versions you two are talking about?  Could they
> perhaps be one and the same?

Gah, you sound like a Dinosaur David. :)

inspired by your post, i wrote a more general tutorial on this:

• Which Emacs to Download for Windows and Mac?

NTEmacs is pretty much like GNU Emacs. That is, plain emacs.

In fact, they are just compiled on different PCs, that's all.

> I recall from last summer downloading cygwin, and checking "emacs" as
> one of the programs to include along with it.  When I ran it,
> it was emacs all right, but it came up in only that small black
> and white "dos window", miserable.  Whereas this NTemacs would expand
> to the entire screen, full colors, seemingly identical to what
> I had on my Sunblade-100.

gah... of course. The emacs in cygwin runs in Windows Console. You
could also have emacs in cygwin that runs on X11. But that means you
must have used cygwin to install X11 first, and the emacs version in
cygwin you installed must be compiled with X11 support.

> I'm sort of surprised that no one seems to have heard of this thing,
> ntemacs.  Someone, please, have a look at it, tell us all what
> you think.  It is version, nice and new.

if all you want is to run emacs in Windows with reasonable gui
support, all the ones i mentioned all works well as i described and
easy to install. It's not like in the 1990s or early 2000s where in
order to run emacs on Windows you have to compile your own, by first
spending weeks, months, getting all the right working ports gcc and
tools for Windows...


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