>>>> Byrel Mitchell <byrel.mitchell(a)gmail.com>
At least on the Windows binary install, this is working. [...]
If I remember correctly the Windows installer does not come with a
full sumo but a few well chosen packages for getting a working system
for a developer.
I don't know the reason for this. Maybe it is a combination of that a
Windows user might expect to get more of a working system from using
an installer and that the internal package system might not work that
good on Windows? If we get the internal package system to work
properly this shouldn't be needed.
Still there isn't one right way to do this. Packages can be installed
from within XEmacs and outside or both.
In short, I wouldn't necessarily be able to use a binary version
from my distro, and even if I could, I might not want to.
The truth is that if you want or have to build from source the
installation will be a little more complicated than if you have an
installer. This thread started out partly(!?) because we have a bug in
the documentation where it doesn't clearly say where to install the
packages. With that fixed we might not have been discussing
this. Fixing the internal packaging system so that it is stable and
robust will hopefully improve things further.
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