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    1 	     Emacs for Windows NT/2000 and Windows 95/98/ME
    2 
    3   Copyright (C) 2001-2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    4   See the end of the file for license conditions.
    5 
    6   This directory contains support for compiling and running GNU Emacs on
    7   Windows NT, Windows 95, and their successors.  This port supports all
    8   of the major functionality of the Unix version, including
    9   subprocesses, windowing features (fonts, colors, scroll bars, multiple
   10   frames, etc.), and networking support.
   11 
   12   Precompiled distributions are also available; ftp to
   13 
   14 	ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/
   15 
   16   for the latest precompiled distributions.
   17 
   18 * Building and installing
   19 
   20   See the INSTALL file in this directory for detailed instructions on
   21   building and installing Emacs on your system.
   22 
   23 * EXE files produced
   24 
   25   Building and installing Emacs will produce the following executable
   26   files in the bin directory.
   27 
   28   + emacs.exe - The main Emacs executable.  As this is designed to run
   29     as both a text-mode application (emacs -nw) and as a GUI application,
   30     it will pop up a command prompt window if run directly from Explorer.
   31 
   32   + runemacs.exe - A wrapper for running Emacs as a GUI application
   33     without popping up a command prompt window.  If you create a
   34     desktop shortcut for invoking Emacs, make it point to this
   35     executable, not to emacs.exe.
   36 
   37   + emacsclient.exe - A command-line client program that can
   38     communicate with a running Emacs process.  See the `Emacs Server'
   39     node of the Emacs manual.
   40 
   41   + emacsclientw.exe - A version of emacsclient that does not open
   42     a command-line window.
   43 
   44   + addpm.exe - A basic installer that creates Start Menu icons for Emacs.
   45     Running this is optional.
   46 
   47   + ctags.exe, etags.exe - Tools for generating tag files.  See the
   48     `Tags' node of the Emacs manual.
   49 
   50   + ebrowse.exe - A tool for generating C++ browse information.  See the
   51     `Ebrowse' manual.
   52 
   53   Several helper programs are installed in a version-specific
   54   subdirectory of the libexec directory:
   55 
   56   + cmdproxy.exe - Used internally by Emacs to work around problems with
   57     the native shells in various versions of Windows.
   58 
   59   + ddeclient.exe - A tool for interacting with DDE servers.  To be
   60     invoked as "ddeclient SERVER [TOPIC]", where SERVER is the DDE
   61     server name, and sends each line of its standard input to the DDE
   62     server using the DdeClientTransaction API.  This program is
   63     supposed to be invoked via the 'call-process-region' Emacs
   64     primitive.
   65 
   66   + hexl.exe - A tool for producing hex dumps of binary files.  See the
   67     `Editing Binary Files' node of the Emacs manual.
   68 
   69   + movemail.exe - A helper application for safely moving mail from
   70     a mail spool or POP server to a local user mailbox.  See the
   71     `Movemail' node of the Emacs manual.
   72 
   73   + profile.exe - A helper program that generates periodic events for
   74     profiling Emacs Lisp code.
   75 
   76   + update-game-score.exe - A utility for updating the score files of
   77     Emacs games.
   78 
   79 * Further information
   80 
   81   The Emacs User manual describes Windows-specific issues in the
   82   appendix named "Emacs and Microsoft Windows/MS-DOS".  You can read
   83   it in Emacs by typing
   84 
   85         C-h r g Microsoft Windows RET
   86 
   87   This appendix is also available (as part of the entire manual) at
   88 
   89         http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_mono/emacs.html#Microsoft-Windows
   90 
   91   In addition to the manual, there is a mailing list for discussing
   92   issues related to the Windows port of Emacs.  For information about
   93   the list, see this Web page:
   94 
   95 	http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-emacs-windows
   96 
   97   To ask questions on the mailing list, send email to
   98   help-emacs-windows@gnu.org.  (You don't need to subscribe for that.)
   99   To subscribe to the list or unsubscribe from it, fill the form you
  100   find at http://mail.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-emacs-windows as
  101   explained there.
  102 
  103   Another valuable source of information and help which should not be
  104   overlooked is the various Usenet news groups dedicated to Emacs.
  105   These are particularly good for help with general issues which aren't
  106   specific to the Windows port of Emacs.  The main news groups to use
  107   for seeking help are:
  108 
  109 	gnu.emacs.help
  110 	comp.emacs
  111 
  112   There are also fairly regular postings and announcements of new or
  113   updated Emacs packages on this group:
  114 
  115 	gnu.emacs.sources
  116 
  117 * Reporting bugs
  118 
  119   If you encounter a bug in this port of Emacs, we would like to hear
  120   about it.  First check the file etc/PROBLEMS and the FAQ on the web
  121   page above to see if the bug is already known and if there are any
  122   workarounds.  If not, then check whether the bug has something to do
  123   with code in your .emacs file, e.g. by invoking Emacs with the "-Q"
  124   option.
  125 
  126   Use the built in bug reporting functionality in Emacs so that it
  127   will be seen by the right people.  You can use the command M-x
  128   report-emacs-bug to create and send the bug report.
  129 
  130 This file is part of GNU Emacs.
  131 
  132 GNU Emacs is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
  133 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
  134 the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
  135 (at your option) any later version.
  136 
  137 GNU Emacs is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  138 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  139 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
  140 GNU General Public License for more details.
  141 
  142 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  143 along with GNU Emacs.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.