XEmacs 21.5 beta and FC 9 preview
steve at xemacs.org
Wed Apr 23 03:21:15 EDT 2008
On 4/22/08, Ville Skyttä <scop at xemacs.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 April 2008, SL Baur wrote:
> > I've had the "opportunity" to install the Fedora Core 9 preview. After
> > a long post-installation hunt managed to track down where they had
> > hidden XEmacs and discovered that they're installing 21.5 beta.
> > I suppose we should be grateful they're still including us at all, given
> > their track record,
> I maintain the xemacs, xemacs-packages ("essential" packages from Sumo) and
> xemacs-packages-extra (the rest from the Sumo) packages in Fedora, but I
> don't know what you're referring to with "their track record" here. Could
> you elaborate?
Stuff from before your time, I believe. Red Hat preinstalls in Japan with a
default .emacs that would bomb XEmacs, moving us off the basic installation
and into "power tools", .... (And XEmacs from the very first releases I made
supported RPM installs off the canonical download site).
I do note that FSF Emacs got the same shabby treatment we did - put in
the "Office" part of the installation.
Chuck Thompson warned me about this when I took over after 19.14, XEmacs
will always be my baby, even though other capable hands are in charge now.
> > but are we O.K. with a 21.5 beta being part of Fedora Core 9?
> This is nothing new. Fedora Core 6 (released in 2006) was the first Fedora
> version that shipped XEmacs 21.5.x. Other distributions had moved on to
> 21.5.x series even earlier.
> BTW, it's "Fedora X", not "Fedora Core X" since Fedora 7 ;)
Noted. I joined the Fedora project this evening, btw.
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