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Re: "Best" way to run on Windows XP

From: Brett Kelly
Subject: Re: "Best" way to run on Windows XP
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 18:55:21 -0700
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The Labrat toolkit has many, many good unix utils ported to win32:

(Sorry if this has already been mentioned, I caught this thread half-way


Sometime around Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 12:26:36AM +0200, Lennart Borgman said:
> treebeard wrote:
> >Chris Lott wrote:
> >
> >>Is the "best" way to run emacs on Windows XP to use the Native XP build
> >>or the Cygwin? By "best" I mean: stable, able to run elisp code from
> >>emacs.sources, and able to effectively use external tools like grep,
> >>diff, etc... ?
> >>
> >>c
> >>
> >I find using the Windows-native Emacs or XEmacs in conjunction with 
> >the cygwin tools to be the most versatile. Either way, you have access 
> >to all of the binaries on the path (incl the cygwin binaries). One 
> >thing I really like about the native vs. cygwin versions is that 
> >drag-and-drop of directories or files from Windows Explorer is supported.
> I have found the Gnuwin32 version of gnu tools to be very good together 
> with Emacs (but I am not the most experienced). For example they can 
> handle both unix and Windows style line endings without difficulties. In 
> contrast this is currently not the case with MSYS which makes it quite a 
> bit harder to use MSYS.
> However I miss "sh" which unfortunateluy not is not part of the Gnuwin32 
> tools. (It would be nice if someone ported it in a useful way like the 
> other Gnuwin32 tools.)
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