Thanks Tim! I didn't know about this. Ive installed it and it seems to work
very nice! I will continue to test it and maybe scrap both vmware (been
using for 10+ years) and cygwin. Thanks alot!


On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 12:12 AM, Tim Cross <> wrote:

> Probably no real help, but win10 is (or soon will be) bundling in bash
> shell, which may address many of the reasons to use Cygwin. From posts
> I've seen on a number of lists, I would not be surprised to see cygwin
> slowly decline into obscurity. I see little interest in the emacs devel
> list for cygwin since the native windows version has matured (and it has
> been suggested, is the largest emacs user base).
> Having bash, a native emacs and even a 'better' system shell in
> powershell (better than bat scripts and VB that is), at some point, you
> will likely have to switch and I can say, it is much less distasteful
> than it was (I've been using Linux since 1993 and Emacs since 97 and am
> also forced to run windows at work).
> Alternatively, do what I actually do - run vmware and Linux as a
> virtual - technically, I'm running the work SOE and within policy! When
> I absolutely have to do things in windows, I use native Emacs and a
> small amount of powershell, but plan to use the bash shell once I find
> time to sort it all out.
> Tim
> Johan Ekh writes:
> > Thanks Adam
> >
> > I've tried the native windows version and it does not have this problem.
> > But I'm an old school Linux user that is forced to use windows at work.
> > I've managed to set up Cygwin and it works quite well, in fact I think
> > Emacs is working very well except for the issue in this post. Not slow.
> > Thanks anyway. / Johan
> >
> > On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:55 PM, Adam Porter <> wrote:
> >
> >> This isn't much help, but the best suggestion I have is to try the
> >> non-Cygwin, native Windows build.  I use the Cygwin build myself, but it
> >> is inherently slow compared to Linux builds for some reason.  It takes
> >> probably 10-20 times as long to startup, and everything I do it in it is
> >> slow compared to in Linux.  Maybe the native Windows build will perform
> >> better.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> --
> Tim Cross

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