New package: xemacs-21.4.14-1 - A powerful, highly customizable open source text editor and application development system

Dr. Volker Zell
Thu Jan 29 10:05:00 GMT 2004


The package XEmacs is now available with the Cygwin distribution:

 *                 (Homepage)
 *  (Download location) 

See the following announcements for XEmacs lisp packages and packages which 
will handle conflicts between the emacs and ctags package.


XEmacs is a powerful, highly customizable open source text editor and
application development system, with full GUI support.  It is protected
under the GNU Public License and related to other versions of Emacs, in
particular GNU Emacs.  Its emphasis is on modern graphical user
interface support and an open software development model, similar to
Linux.  XEmacs has an active development community numbering in the
hundreds (and thousands of active beta testers on top of this), and runs
on all versions of MS Windows, on Linux, and on nearly every other
version of Unix in existence.  Support for XEmacs has been supplied by
Sun Microsystems, University of Illinois, Lucid, ETL/Electrotechnical
Laboratory, Amdahl Corporation, BeOpen, and others, as well as the
unpaid time of a great number of individual developers.

CYGWIN version:

This version of XEmacs can be used in an X and native Windows environment.
If the DISPLAY variable is set the X version is used, when unset the
native Windows version is used.

See the following for the included features:

uname -a: CYGWIN_NT-5.0 vzell-de 1.5.6s(0.94/3/2) 20030923 00:06:32 i686 unknown unknown Cygwin

   ./configure  '--pdump' 

XEmacs 21.4.14 "Reasonable Discussion" configured for `i686-pc-cygwin'.

Compilation / Installation:
  Source code location:              /usr/src/xemacs-21.4.14
  Installation prefix:               /usr
  Operating system description file: `s/cygwin32.h'
  Machine description file:          `m/intel386.h'
  Compiler:                          gcc -g -O3 -Wall -Wno-switch -Winline -Wmissing-prototypes -Wsign-compare -fno-strict-aliasing -Wshadow -Wpointer-arith
  Relocating allocator for buffers:  no
  GNU version of malloc:             yes

Window System:
  Compiling in support for the Microsoft window system.
  Compiling in support for the X window system:
    - X Windows headers location:                 /usr/X11/include
    - X Windows libraries location:               /usr/X11R6/lib
    - Handling WM_COMMAND properly.
  Compiling in support for Motif.
  *WARNING*  Many versions of Motif are buggy, requiring workarounds.
             You are likely to experience slow redisplay.
             You may need to install vendor patches to Motif.
             See PROBLEMS for more information.
  Using Lucid menubars.
  Using Lucid scrollbars.
  Using Motif dialog boxes.
  Compiling in support for Drag'n'Drop (EXPERIMENTAL).
    -  Drag'n'Drop prototype:                              msw OffiX.

  Compiling in support for ncurses.

  Compiling in support for GIF  images (builtin).
  Compiling in support for XPM  images.
  Compiling in support for PNG  images.
  Compiling in support for JPEG images.
  Compiling in support for TIFF images.
  Compiling in support for X-Face message headers.

  Compiling in support for sound (native).

  Compiling in support for Berkeley database.
  Compiling in support for LDAP.
  Compiling in support for PostgreSQL.
    - Using PostgreSQL header file:  libpq-fe.h
    - Using PostgreSQL V7 bindings.

  Compiling in support for Mule (multi-lingual Emacs).
  Compiling in support for file coding.
  Compiling in support for XIM (X11R5+ I18N input method).
    - Using raw Xlib to provide XIM support.

  Compiling in support for POP mail retrieval.

Other Features:
  Inhibiting IPv6 canonicalization at startup.
  Using the new portable dumper.



To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Editors"
and then click on the appropriate fields until the above announced
version numbers appear if they are not displayed already.

If your mirror doesn't yet have the latest version of this package after
24 hours, you can either continue to wait for that site to be updated or
you can try to find another mirror.

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