has a new windows native setup kit for XEmacs 21.5!
The kit is available from
This kit is a test version based on a snapshot of the XEmacs 21.5
source tree as it currently exists in CVS. The snapshot is very
similar (perhaps identical) to the contents of the 21.5-b26
release. The kit includes a significant number of packages and allows
the user to choose among them at the time of installation. Also, this
setup kit warns the user if EMACSPACKAGEPATH is set in the Windows
registry (both the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER
hierarchies are checked) and allows the user the option of deleting
EMACSPACKAGEPATH from the registry.
Here are the contents of the ReadME-21.5-b26 file:
March 31, 2006
Thank you for downloading and installing this setup kit for
XEmacs-21.5 is software under development. Please do not use this
software unless you are prepared to experience and report bugs. The
21.4 releases of XEmacs are more stable and are better suited to the
less adventurous in the user population.
This setup kit can be installed alongside a 21.4 installation; by
default the 2 setup kits will install to %Program Files%\XEmacs and
they will share packages. One significant difference between the two
kits is that the 21.5 kit supports MULE. (Refer to
for more details on MULE.)
This setup kit includes the following packages which are optionally
installed: auctex, bbdb, c-support, calc, cc-mode, debug, dired, ecb,
ecrypto, edebug, ediff, edit-utils, efs, eieio, elib, emerge, eshell,
footnote, fortran-modes, fsf-compat, gnus, hm--html-menus, ibuffer,
igrep, ispell, jde, latin-euro-standards, latin-unity, locale, lookup,
mail-lib, mailcrypt, mh-e, mmm-mode, mule-base, net-utils, os-utils,
pc, pcl-cvs, pcomplete, perl-modes, prog-modes, ps-print, psgml,
psgml-dtds, python-modes, re-builder, reftex, ruby-modes, sasl,
scheme, semantic, sgml, sh-script, sieve, sounds-wav, speedbar,
supercite, texinfo, text-modes, textools, time, tramp, vc, vc-cc,
vhdl, viper, vm, w3, x-symbol, xemacs-base, xemacs-devel, xetla,
xslide, and xslt-process.
Refer to the online XEmacs Package documentation -
- for information on
installing further XEmacs packages to extend the editor's
This kit now gives the user a chance to delete the EMACSPACKAGEPATH key,
which is no longer necessary and will cause XEmacs not to find its
installed packages at runtime.
WARNING: due to a bug in the uninistall script, if you have both
XEmacs 21.4 and 21.5 installed, and you choose to uninstall one of
the kits, BOTH 21.4 and 21.5 will be uninstalled from your computer.
This kit was built with Inno Setup, see http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
for details on Inno Setup.
Vin Shelton <acs(a)xemacs.org>