September 12, 2020

How to use emacs on Windows in 2020

Trying to use emacs natively on Windows is honestly extremely bothersome, even if you use distributions that try to make it easy, like spacemacs. In my experience, running from MSYS2 “works”, but some random hardcoded emacs 25 certificate has been expired for a while, so you can’t download packages. Compiling from source works though its a pain in itself, especially if you multiple computers!. I haven’t tried Cygwin, mostly because it feels too bloated.
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