>>>> "Michael" == Michael Werliin, PDI
Michael> I'm evaluating Xemacs for my employee, but are having
Michael> some problems. I do not know if you can help or redirect
Michael> me, but I would be most grateful for any assistance.
Did you get an answer to this? I noticed your query but didn't feel I
was the best person to answer. However, I haven't seen a response
yet, so I'll do what I can.
Michael> The trouble is that i'm having a hard time finding
Michael> documentation on the update packages. Like strokes and
Michael> pc. Can you tell me where to look ?
In general, any documentation for packages will be included with the
packages themselves. The packages system itself simply attempts to
break the package list into somewhat more manageable pieces. Some
packages are single applications, quite professionally done with
extensive documentation and their own web pages (and even separate
development organizations, in cases like `Gnus'). Others are somebody's
hobby (`strokes' is one such) and have little documentation. Finally,
there are "meta-packages" like `pc' which contain several libraries of
varying levels of support which are vaguely related.
Also, much documentation is "implicit" in the sense that it is
contained in function and variable documentation strings. You can
only access this by reading the source or installing and running the
I believe most of the packages are registered with the finder library,
so you can get some information about which ones are related to given
keywords using M-x finder-by-keyword. The package index also provides
brief descriptions; that's about it.
You are of course welcome to ask on the comp.emacs.xemacs newsgroup or
(probably somewhat less appropriate in terms of getting help, but bad
documentation is of great concern to XEmacs developers) here on
I'm afraid this will be somewhat disappointing to you; if you would do
us the favor of replying with a short description of how the
documentation could be improved to suit your needs, it would help us
to set priorities for documentation work.
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