Cygwin Download

Component Install

As of the 2005 release of MicroEmacs then the Cygwin now supports incremental pipes. MicroEmacs commands that are available include:-

Complete Package

The Cygwin packages follow the conventional Cygwin packaging rules.

Download Image Pre-built Installation Files
jasspa-20090909.tar.bz2 Cygwin binary package, contains a console image (me) and X-Windows image (mex).
jasspa-20090909-src.tar.bz2 Cygwin source package.

Package Installation

Unpack, as administrator if required, and run the following commands to install MicroEmacs:

  cd /
  tar xjvf /path-to-tarball/jasspa-yyyymmdd.tar.bz2
  # Optionally install the source package.
  tar xjvf /path-to-tarball/jasspa-yyyymmdd-src.tar.bz2

A console version of MicroEmacs may be executed with the command me. If X-Windows is installed then use mex which supports X-Window and console operation.

Package Removal

Manually remove the installed components:-

  rm -rf /usr/share/jasspa
  rm -rf /usr/doc/jasspa
  rm -rf /usr/doc/Cygwin/jasspa*
  rm -rf /usr/src/jasspa*
  rm -f  /usr/share/man/cat1/me.1
  rm -f  /usr/bin/me.exe
  rm -f  /usr/bin/mex.exe

Component Install

Optional Components - Selection of miscellaneous items. Byte
Last update
jasspame.pdf JASSPA MicroEmacs Quick Start Guide.
jasspa-me-cygwin-i386-20090909.gz Console only pre-built executable only.
Will also require metree 20090909 to run.
jasspa-mex-cygwin-i386-20090909.gz X-Windows and console pre-built executable only.
Will also require metree 20090909 to run.
Pre-built macros tree for installation, includes macros and help information. You do not require the memacros bundle if this is downloaded.

System Wide Component Installation

Unpack, as administrator if required, and unpack metree which creates a directory tree called jasspa and install into a suitable directory, typically /usr/share or /usr/local i.e.

  cd /usr/share
  gtar zxvf /path-to-tarball/jasspa-metree-yyyymmdd.tar.gz

The directory /usr/share/jasspa should now exist. Add downloaded spelling dictionaries by unpacking into the /usr/share/jasspa/spell subdirectory.

Unpack the binary into the new directory (we assume X-Windows is installed and use the X-Windows version, use the console version if X is not installed).

  gunzip -c /path-to-tarball/jasspa-mex-cygwin-i386-yyyymmdd.gz > /usr/bin/me.exe
  chmod a+rx /usr/bin/me.exe

The installation is complete and you may now execute the editor using me.


Small foot print version of JASSPA MicroEmacs. Runs without macro files.

Optional - Small foot print MicroEmacs may be run with no configuration files. This component may be built from the standard source. Use these binaries to give you Emacs on a box via a floppy with no configuration files. Byte
Last update
jasspa-ne-cygwin-i386-20090909.gz Cygwin NanoEmacs console version.



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