With some sadness I have to announce that I am no longer maintaining
XEmacs in Gentoo. I'm pressed for time and rather spend it on things
that matter directly for my business. Unfortunately XEmacs'
incompatibilities with Emacs modes that are floating around online and
that I need to use were getting in the way of that more and more. I
never cared much for elisp, just for a good tool to help me write code.
It turns out (heresy!) that Emacs helps me with that just fine, *with*
all the new stuff that I need.
While I realize that people here care, things are just moving too slowly
and I don't see that improving in the future. So I've resigned as Gentoo
XEmacs maintainer a week or so ago. I had hoped to introduce someone new
to take over the reigns, but no-one has stepped forward yet. This means
that our ebuilds are now in maintained-needed status. They will stay in
the tree as-is until there are problems with them, at which point they
will eventually be removed. Obviously a new volunteer can always come by
and pick them up in the mean time, like I did 5 years ago. Perhaps even
one of you reading this?
Hans de Graaff
Former XEmacs Gentoo maintainer
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