[ITP] xemacs: A powerful, highly customizable open source text editor and application development system

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Fri Dec 12 18:06:00 GMT 2003

Nicholas Wourms wrote:
> Dr Volker Zell wrote:
>> Hi
>> I would like to contribute and maintain the xemacs package:
>>  * http://xemacs.org/                         (Homepage)
>>  * http://ftp.us.xemacs.org/ftp/pub/          (Download location)
> Hi Dr Zell,
> FYI, the emacs provided via setup is Xemacs, not GNU emacs.  So this is 
> already provided by the emacs-* packages and is maintained by Joe 
> Buehler.  I'm not sure if the elisp packages it provides is as 
> all-inclusive as the sumo version, so he'd be the guy to talk to 
> regarding that.

Bzzt.  Thanks for playing.

The emacs packages ARE, in fact, FSF GNU Emacs.  Personally, I prefer 
XEmacs, so I welcome this addition.

So +1 from me.

My concern is this:

The XEmacs people have their own distribution of XEmacs for cygwin -- 
they even adapted our setup.exe for the purpose.  I'd really hate to 
tick them off by "stepping on their turf" by providing a redundant, 
competing, package.

Volker, have you contacted the maintainer of the cygwin-XEmacs distro on 
the xemacs-nt mailing list, and discussed your intentions with him?


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