Commit 9c301a4c authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman

(Difference between Emacs and XEmacs):

Explain not to contrast XEmacs with GNU Emacs.
parent 11d2e01b
2004-08-27 Richard M. Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
* faq.texi (Difference between Emacs and XEmacs):
Explain not to contrast XEmacs with GNU Emacs.
2004-08-26 Richard M. Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
* faq.texi (Difference between Emacs and XEmacs): Rewrite.
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......@@ -3592,19 +3592,22 @@ FAQ, we use the name ``Emacs'' only for the official version.
Emacs and XEmacs each come with Lisp packages that are lacking in the
other. The two versions have some significant differences at the Lisp
programming level.
Many XEmacs features have found their way into recent versions of Emacs,
and more features can be expected in the future, but there are still many
differences between the two.
The FSF has used some of the code in XEmacs, and would like to use
other parts, but the earlier XEmacs maintainers did not always keep
track of the authors of contributed code, which makes it impossible
for the FSF to get copyright papers signed for that code. (The FSF
requires these papers for all the code included in Emacs, aside from
generic C support packages that are not integrated into the code of
Emacs proper.)
programming level. Many XEmacs features have found their way into
recent versions of Emacs, and more features can be expected in the
future, but there are still many differences between the two.
We have used some of the code in XEmacs, and would like to use other
parts, but the earlier XEmacs maintainers did not always keep track of
the authors of contributed code, which makes it impossible for the FSF
to get copyright papers signed for that code. (The FSF requires these
papers for all the code included in the Emacs release, aside from
generic C support packages that retain their separate identity and are
not integrated into the code of Emacs proper.)
If you want to talk about these two versions and distinguish them,
please call them ``Emacs'' and ``XEmacs.'' To contrast ``XEmacs''
with ``GNU Emacs'' would be misleading, since XEmacs too has its
origin in the GNU Project.
@node Emacs for MS-DOS, Emacs for Windows, Difference between Emacs and XEmacs, Finding Emacs and related packages
@section Where can I get Emacs for my PC running MS-DOS?
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