outdated url-library: is XEmacs still the next generation of Emacs?
Thomas Alexander Gerds
tag at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Jun 7 07:20:06 EDT 2010
I have been using Xemacs for more than 13 years now to do
everything. unfortunately there are at least two things that I cannot do
with my Xemacs beta version:
1. bibsnarf.el (search for bibtex)
2. mediawiki.el (open and edit mediawiki pages directly in emacs)
both rely on url.el and mm-url.el and work fine under emacs.
the author of mediawiki.el explains the problems with xemacs here:
he says: "I'm surprised there are still XEmacs users, but if it doesn't
cause me too much pain, I'll help them out."
indeed, given that emacs version > 23 appears quite similar to xemacs
21.5 (beta29) with utf-8 support and font-aliasing (xft) I dare asking:
a) is xemacs still the next generation of emacs?
b) is anyone working on a new version of url.el for xemacs?
c) why not migrate to emacs?
advice is very much appreciated.
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