outdated url-library: is XEmacs still the next generation of Emacs?
rsparapa at mcw.edu
Thu Jun 10 10:25:41 EDT 2010
On 06/10/10 05:33 AM, Aidan Kehoe wrote:
> We should merge changes from Aquamacs into Carbon XEmacs, but Carbon XEmacs
> is in a mild legal limbo. And we may end up forced to Cocoa anyway, as Apple
> dropped support for Carbon on 64-bit platforms before release, which
> strongly suggests they’re willing to drop Carbon entirely.
Well, I suspect you know this, but others may not. Aquamacs 2, which is
based on GNU Emacs 23, is now Cocoa rather Carbon. And, I concur,
Carbon is on it's last legs; but it's been about 9 years of "transition"
so it had to end some time. So, your suggested merge with GNU Emacs or
Aquamacs could bring XEmacs into the Cocoa era. If you pair that with
GNUstep, then it might be cross-platform as well.
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