Commit c8740fa2 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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Fix bug #14762 with insufficient and outdated w32 installation documentation.

 nt/INSTALL: Update for Emacs 24.4.
 nt/README: Update for Emacs 24.4.
 nt/README.W32: Update and improve instructions.
parent 2423c8d5
2014-02-08 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
* INSTALL: Update for Emacs 24.4.
* README: Update for Emacs 24.4.
* README.W32: Update and improve instructions. (Bug#14762)
2014-02-08 Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org>
* README.W32: Say what GnuTLS and libxml2 does (bug#14762).
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libraries that are known to be compatible with the version given by
`libgif-version'.
For JPEG images, you will need libjpeg 6b or later, which will be
called libjpeg-N.dll, jpeg62.dll, libjpeg.dll, or jpeg.dll. You can
find these on the ezwinports site.
TIFF images require libTIFF 3.0 or later, which will be called
libtiffN.dll or libtiff-N.dll or libtiff.dll. These can be found on
the ezwinports site.
Pre-built versions of librsvg and its dependencies can be found in
one of these places:
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Building and installing Emacs will produce the following executable
files in the bin directory.
+ emacs.exe - The main Emacs executable. As this is designed to run
+ emacs.exe - The main Emacs executable. As this is designed to run
as both a text-mode application (emacs -nw) and as a GUI application,
it will pop up a command prompt window if run directly from Explorer.
+ runemacs.exe - A wrapper for running Emacs as a GUI application
without popping up a command prompt window.
without popping up a command prompt window. If you create a
desktop shortcut for invoking Emacs, make it point to this
executable, not to emacs.exe.
+ emacsclient.exe - A command-line client program that can
communicate with a running Emacs process. See the `Emacs Server'
communicate with a running Emacs process. See the `Emacs Server'
node of the Emacs manual.
+ emacsclientw.exe - A version of emacsclient that does not open
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+ addpm.exe - A basic installer that creates Start Menu icons for Emacs.
Running this is optional.
+ cmdproxy.exe - Used internally by Emacs to work around problems with
the native shells in various versions of Windows.
+ ctags.exe, etags.exe - Tools for generating tag files. See the
`Tags' node of the Emacs manual.
`Tags' node of the Emacs manual.
+ ebrowse.exe - A tool for generating C++ browse information. See the
`Ebrowse' manual.
Several helper programs are installed in a version-specific
subdirectory of the libexec directory:
+ cmdproxy.exe - Used internally by Emacs to work around problems with
the native shells in various versions of Windows.
+ ddeclient.exe - A tool for interacting with DDE servers. To be
invoked as "ddeclient SERVER [TOPIC]", where SERVER is the DDE
server name, and sends each line of its standard input to the DDE
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supposed to be invoked via the 'call-process-region' Emacs
primitive.
+ hexl.exe - A tool for converting files to hex dumps. See the
+ hexl.exe - A tool for producing hex dumps of binary files. See the
`Editing Binary Files' node of the Emacs manual.
+ movemail.exe - A helper application for safely moving mail from
a mail spool or POP server to a local user mailbox. See the
`Movemail' node of the Emacs manual.
+ profile.exe - A helper program that generates periodic events for
profiling Emacs Lisp code.
+ update-game-score.exe - A utility for updating the score files of
Emacs games.
* Further information
The FAQ for the MS Windows port of Emacs is distributed with Emacs
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ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/
This server contains other distributions, including the full Emacs
source distribution and a barebin distribution which can be installed
over it, as well as older releases of Emacs for Windows.
source distribution, as well as older releases of Emacs for Windows.
Information on how to compile Emacs from sources on Windows is in
the files README and INSTALL in this directory. If you received
this file as part of the Emacs source distribution, please read
those 2 files and not this one.
the files README and INSTALL in the nt/ sub-directory of the
top-level Emacs directory in the source distribution. If you
received this file as part of the Emacs source distribution, and are
looking for information on how to build Emacs on MS-Windows, please
read those 2 files and not this one.
* Preliminaries
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* Setting up Emacs
To install Emacs, simply unpack all the files into a directory of
your choice, but note that you might encounter minor problems if
there is a space anywhere in the directory name. To complete the
installation process, you can optionally run the program addpm.exe
in the bin subdirectory. This will put an icon for Emacs in the
Start Menu under "Start -> Programs -> Gnu Emacs".
your choice. To complete the installation process, you can
optionally run the program addpm.exe in the bin subdirectory. This
will put an icon for Emacs in the Start Menu under
"Start -> Programs -> Gnu Emacs".
Some users have reported that the Start Menu item is not created for
them. If this happens, just create your own shortcut to runemacs.exe,
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downloaded from the Microsoft site, and comes in a form of a single
dynamic library called UNICOWS.DLL. If this library is not
accessible to Emacs, it will pop up a dialog saying that it cannot
find the library, and will refuse to start up a GUI session.
(However, it is still possible to use Emacs in text mode, even
without UNICOWS.DLL, by invoking it as "emacs -nw", see below.)
find the library, and will refuse to start up.
* Starting Emacs
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* Image support
Emacs has built in support for XBM and PPM/PGM/PBM images, and the
libXpm library is bundled, providing XPM support (required for color
toolbar icons and splash screen). Source for libXpm should be available
from the same place from which you got this binary distribution.
Emacs can also support some other image formats with appropriate
libraries. These libraries are all available on the following sites:
1. http://sourceforge.net/projects/ezwinports/files/
-- leaner, more up-to-date builds, only for 32-bit Emacs
2. http://www.gtk.org/download/win32.php
http://www.gtk.org/download/win64.php
-- GTK project site; offers much fatter builds, but includes 64-bit
DLLs
-- the GTK project site; offers much fatter builds, but includes
64-bit DLLs (from the 2nd URL)
3. GnuWin32 project -- very old builds, not recommended
Emacs will find these libraries if the directory they are installed
in is on the PATH.
The libraries to download are mentioned below. Some libraries
depend on others that need to be downloaded separately from the same
site; please consult the download instructions on each site for the
details. In general, the ezwinports site mentioned above has all
the dependencies bundled in the same zip archive, so installing from
there is the easiest.
Emacs can also support some other image formats with appropriate
libraries. These libraries are all available as part of GTK
download for Windows (http://www.gtk.org/download/win32.php), or
from the GnuWin32 project. Emacs will find them if the directory
they are installed in is on the PATH.
Emacs will find these libraries if the directory they are installed
in is on the PATH or in the same directory where you have emacs.exe.
Here are some specific comments about each image type:
PNG: requires the PNG reference library 1.4 or later, which will
be named libpngNN.dll or libpngNN-NN.dll. LibPNG requires zlib,
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JPEG: requires the Independent JPEG Group's libjpeg 6b or later,
which will be called jpeg62.dll, libjpeg.dll, jpeg-62.dll or jpeg.dll.
TIFF: requires libTIFF 3.0 or later, which will be called libtiff3.dll
or libtiff.dll.
TIFF: requires libTIFF 3.0 or later, which will be called libtiffN.dll
or libtiff-N.dll or libtiff.dll.
GIF: requires libungif or giflib 4.1 or later, which will be
called libgif-6.dll, giflib4.dll, libungif4.dll or libungif.dll.
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librsvg-2-2.dll. SVG also requires several dependency DLLs,
such as Pango, Cairo, and Glib, all of them found on the
above-mentioned sites. If you download from the ezwinports
site, you need only librsvg-2.nn.x-bin.zip, it comes with all
the other dependencies bundled.
site, you need only librsvg-2.nn.mm-x-w32-bin.zip, it comes with
all the other dependencies bundled.
If you have image support DLLs under different names, customize the
value of `dynamic-library-alist'.
In addition, Emacs can be compiled to support SVG. This precompiled
distribution has not been compiled that way, since the SVG library
or one or more of its extensive dependencies appear to be
unreliable under Windows. See nt/INSTALL in the src distribution if
you wish to compile Emacs with SVG support.
* GnuTLS support
GnuTLS provides SSL/TLS network support for Emacs (https, imaps and
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