Commit f22a1008 authored by Stefan Kangas's avatar Stefan Kangas

Update FAQ entry on XEmacs (Bug#37815)

* doc/misc/efaq.texi (Difference between Emacs and XEmacs): Update
section to reflect the current state of affairs.  XEmacs is not
actively developed and is lacking many important features of Emacs.
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@cindex Lucid Emacs
@cindex Epoch
XEmacs is a branch version of Emacs. It was first called Lucid Emacs,
and was initially derived from a prerelease version of Emacs 19. In
this 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. Their current features are roughly comparable,
though the support for some operating systems, character sets and
specific packages might be quite different.
XEmacs was a branch version of Emacs that is no longer actively
developed. XEmacs was first called Lucid Emacs, and was initially
derived from a prerelease version of Emacs 19. In this FAQ, we use
the name ``Emacs'' only for the official version.
XEmacs last released a new version on January 30, 2009, and it lacks
many important features that exists in Emacs. In the past, it was not
uncommon for Emacs packages to include code for compatibility with
XEmacs. Nowadays, although some packages still maintain such
compatibility code, several of the more popular built-in and third
party packages have either stopped supporting XEmacs or were developed
exclusively for Emacs.
Some XEmacs code has been contributed to Emacs, and we would like to
use other parts, but the earlier XEmacs maintainers did not always
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