Important change in the distribution: Emacs is now a 64-bit build!
Emacs Modified for Windows is a 64-bit (x64) distribution of GNU Emacs 25.3 (released September 11, 2017) bundled with a few select packages for R developers and LaTeX users.
The additions to stock Emacs are the following:
- ESS 17.11;
- AUCTeX 12.1;
- org 9.1.6;
- polymode 2017-03-07;
- markdown-mode.el 2.3;
- psvn.el r1573006, an interface for the version control system Subversion modified to include Andre Colomb’s and Koji Nakamaru’s combined patches to support Subversion >= 1.7;
- Aspell 0.50.3;
- English, French, German and Spanish dictionaries for Aspell;
- framepop.el to open temporary buffers in a separate frame;
- default.el and site-start.el, configuration files to make everything work.
The distribution is based on the release version of emacs-w64, a native 64-bit distribution of GNU Emacs for Windows compiled with optimization and providing support for PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and SVG images, XML2 and GnuTLS.
Version 25.3-modified-2 (Release notes)
This distribution requires a 64-Bit version of Microsoft Windows.
If you are still running a 32-bit version of Windows you need to install the 32-bit build. The last such version of the distribution was 25.2-modified-2.
Start the installation wizard and follow the instructions on screen.
Images and preview-latex mode
This version of Emacs bundles the libraries needed to display images
in formats XPM, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and SVG supported on Windows
since Emacs version 22.1. Among other things, this means that the
toolbar displays in color, that the ESS toolbar displays correctly and
that the preview-latex mode of
AUCTeX works to its full
extent. However, the latter requires to separately install
Ghostscript and to make sure that the file
gswin64c.exe is in a folder along the
PATH environment variable.
The previous comment also applies to the image conversion
tool ImageMagick that may be required
by Org. If you need the tool, install it and make sure its location is
Emacs sometimes uses external applications that are standard on Unix but
not available on Windows (for example:
gzip). When needed,
install the applications from the
ezwinports project. To
make sure Emacs can find the applications, include the folder where they
are installed to the
PATH environment variable. (With thanks to
Laurent Pantera for the hint.)
Emacs Modified for macOS.