emacs/tramp/win/putty: what versions to choose in March/April 2014

After completing my recent “incident article” on emacs/tramp/win/putty [link], I thought I should prepare an article with a clear subject resp. statement. This is it.

I sort of think resp. hope, that all currently released versions work together well. But PuTTY-0.63 breaks this expectation.

  • “Windows 7 Professional” is set – because that’s the current company standard
  • http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/windows/ – the latest released version was fine for me: 24.3.1 – I am always happy to get and try the very latest released version
  • tramp – as packaged with the emacs at the location just referred to
  • PuTTY to be found at http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
  • PuTTY-0.63 faults (for me) with accesses like this one: “/pscp:SESSIONNAME:…”
  • PuTTY’s development snapshot does not fault for me, as 0.63 does – r10156 is, what I picked up – I am happy to try newer ones, if asked to, and I would rather prefer a released version to be honest

A released version is always easier to get installed officially, should I get the necessary privileges withdrawn to “install” resp. unpack packages myself. My privileges are good enough to put files “permanently” on the local disk, but not to “install” applications Windows-wise.

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