XEmacs is a highly customizable open source text editor and
application development system. It is protected under the GNU
Public License and related to other versions of Emacs, in
Its emphasis is on modern graphical user
interface support and an open software development model, similar
to Linux. XEmacs has an active development community numbering in
the hundreds, and runs on Windows 95 and NT, Linux and nearly
every other version of Unix in existence. Support for XEmacs has
been supplied by
University of Illinois,
Lucid, ETL/Electrotechnical Laboratory,
BeOpen, and others, as well as the unpaid
time of a great number of individual developers.
XEmacs Website Mirrors exist on following continents. Pick the
continent where your internet service provider resides, which is
not always the continent you may sit on. This is most likely to
matter when you work for an international company with no local
XEmacs has applied to be a
mentoring organization in
Google Summer of code. Here's our
Ideas Page. Candidates
are encouraged to contact us at any time. Earlier is
better, because community-building is an explicit goal of the
Summer of Code. Active participation in XEmacs development is a
more important criterion than your current skill set!
We've moved the XEmacs source code (and the source code of the
packages and the website) to
this page for details.
XEmacs joins the 21st century with a new
tracker. The User Guide is available
Thank you, Siam Web
Hosting, for mirroring the XEmacs website. http://xemacs.siamwebhosting.com/
is located in Chicago IL.
Thank you, http://centurionhosting.net/,
for joining the happy flock of XEmacs website mirrors with
theirs, serving the Czech
FKtPp and his friend have set up an XEmacs FTP Site mirror at
XEmacs users in China now have a "local" mirror to download
from! Thank you, FKtPp!
digimirror of the
Netherlands have created mirrors of the XEmacs Website at http://xemacs.digimirror.nl/
and the XEmacs FTP Site (HTTP access only!) at http://xemacsftp.digimirror.nl/.
Thanks a lot!
Max Bear adds a website mirror, http://xemacs.site2nd.org/,
in Texas, USA, and might followup with a ftp site mirror as
well. Thank you!
is.xemacs.org is taking some time off, but will return before long.
We now have a functional primary FTP mirror in the US again
We're grateful to www.ibiblio.org, a
collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for filling the gap.
We have a functional primary FTP mirror in the UK again
Thanks to the University of Kent UKMIRROR service (http://www.mirrorservice.org/).
FTP mirrors ftp.pl.xemacs.org and sunsite.sut.ac.jp have not been functional for a while and have now been removed.
mirroring the XEmacs Website for our Chilean users at http://www.cl.xemacs.org/.
Germany has another website mirror, http://xemacs.linux-mirror.org/
2006. Thank you, VSS
Users in Greece will be glad to hear the University of Crete is now
providing an XEmacs website mirror and ftp site mirror. The
next beta release of XEmacs with also know how to download
packages from this mirror site. Thank you, University of
Crete, for joining our growing list of XEmacs mirror sites!
Thanks to Internet Services
Unit Saudia Arabia gets an XEmacs website mirror and ftp site mirror.
The Belarusian mirrors are bringing http://www.by.xemacs.org/
into existence. Thanks for bringing XEmacs closer to our
friends in Belarus.
We recently got notified about a German XEmacs website mirror,
which as been in operation since November 2006. Thank you,
Michael Weber, for operating http://xemacs.online-mirror.de/!
Ukraine gets its own XEmacs web-site mirror (http://www.ua.xemacs.org/),
thanks to the "Ukrainian mirrors" project.
Today OSMirror of the Netherlands announces its mirroring
support of the XEmacs ftp site (http://ftp.nl.xemacs.org/pub/xemacs/)
and web site (http://www.nl.xemacs.org/)
and we thank them for that.
On December 19 2005 Mirrorgeek.com starts
mirroring of the XEmacs website,
which makes it our first website mirror in North America.
Thank you, Mirrorgeek!
The XEmacs Development Team is pleased to announce a native
Windows installation kit for XEmacs-21.4.19, "Constant
Variable", the most recent of the stable XEmacs releases.
Please consult InnoSetup-Download for
your nearest download location.
The original announcement
is also available.
A new XEmacs website and ftp mirror is provided by HKMirror
strengthening our accessibility in Asia. The XEmacs project
thanks HKMirror.org for their support!
We have a new Carbon (ie, native GUI) port of XEmacs to Mac OS
X! Thanks and kudos to Andrew Choi, whose work on the Mac OS
X port of GNU Emacs is well-known and highly praised. The
port is still experimental and available only as a 3rd-party
patch as of today, but a binary package is planned, and
discussion is underway as to how to best support Andrew's work
and prepare it for merge to mainline.
The patch and installation instructions are available at Andrew's XEmacs
page. Bug reports for Andrew should go to the newsgroup
comp.emacs.xemacs for now, but discussion of the port is also
occurring on the xemacs-beta mailing list.
Please join me welcoming back newly refreshed http://www.de.xemacs.org/
and newly added http://www.xemacs.neoscientists.org/,
both of Germany. Thank you, http://xemacs.maussner.net/
XMundo Network Solutions
sets up mirroring of the XEmacs FTP
area and website,
which makes it our first website mirror and second FTP mirror
in South America. Thank you, XMundo!
Thanks, Myrkraverk, for providing the official XEmacs mirror
in Iceland, both for the http://ftp.is.xemacs.org/pub/xemacs/
(FTP area) and http://www.is.xemacs.org/ (website) services!
Unnoticed by global media, IRC channel #xemacs, hosted by freenode.net, has been
officially registered on 28 April, 2004. Please use it to
discuss development issues requiring developer
interaction. One of the most popular IRC clients in the Emacs
community is ERC
(already an XEmacs package).
Thanks to Dr. Volker Zell the package XEmacs is now available
with the Cygwin distribution. See http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-announce/2004-01/msg00014.html
for his announcement.
The XEmacs Project notes with sadness the untimely
passing of J. Pitts Jarvis, III, of Palo Alto, CA.
Jarvis was responsible for the ports of XEmacs 19.14 to
MacOS 8, and of XEmacs 21.5.9 to Mac OS X (the "Carbon"
branch). We will miss his presence as we integrate his
His family has posted an
obituary and a
Due to a shortage of resources ftp.sk.xemacs.org had to
discontinue their services. Anybody wanting to fill the gap,
please read How to
become a mirror of the XEmacs FTP site.
XEmacs gets a new primary mirror in Taiwan (website, FTP site,
site). Thank you, National Sun Yat-Sen
XEmacs gets secondary mirrors in Ireland (website
site) and Spain (website). XEmacs thanks
XEmacs gets an official FTP mirror ftp://ftp.pt.xemacs.org/pub/xemacs/
and website mirror http://www.pt.xemacs.org/
in Portugal. Thank you, Institute for Systems and
XEmacs 21.4 has been promoted to stable, and the
XEmacs 21.1 series has been retired. Support for 21.1 users
continues, at a lower level. See the announcement of 21.4.12 for
Our thanks go out to CICT
(Centre Interuniversitaire de Calcul de Toulouse) today for
becoming our French XEmacs website mirror
and secondary XEmacs FTP mirror of France
Research Environment Open NETwork) has been the Korean XEmacs
FTP mirror for some time and has now established a Korean
XEmacs website mirror,
Thanks for mirroring us, KREONET!
The Spanish XEmacs website mirror at
joins the crowd. Our thanks go out to
for mirroring us.
Peter Brown, our new website sidekick, sets up a
Namazu search engine for the
XEmacs website. Indexes get updated on each and every commit
to the website. Mailing lists remain
searchable separately via their own interface.
Thanks to maussner.net XEmacs has a website
mirror in Germany at http://www.de.xemacs.org/
as of today.
The XEmacs CVS repository at SunSITE.dk is browsable via newly
installed ViewCVS 0.9.2 in its own domain at
Although GTK is still classed as experimental because the core
team has insufficient time to devote to it, Les Schaffer is
coordinating efforts to improve the support. Visit his GTK
XEmacs bugs page (it disappeared between June and October
2004) for more information. Thanks, Les!
All XEmacs CVS modules, among other projects, can now be
browsed via cvsweb (upgraded to ViewCVS access on 2002-01-16)
at the Anonymous CVS Repository at SunSITE.dk. See also
Service Issue 8. Details about CVS repository access
are still in flux, but documentation in ./Develop/cvsaccess.html and
./Develop/packages.html will be kept in sync with reality.
The xemacsweb CVS repository is moved from
at SourceForge (which is no longer updated) to repository
at SunSITE.dk to make automatic website updates work
again. See also Service
Europe gets its own directly updating XEmacs website in
This new service is brought to us by
SunSITE.dk. It updates
automatically within minutes from CVS commits to the website
This complements the services provided by
which both live in the USA.
XEmacs 21.4.0 "Solid Vapor" is released. See the
Infodock, the industrial-strength IDE built on
XEmacs, has now opened a
SourceForge project. The current release
of Infodock, 4.00.08, is based on XEmacs 21.1.
The final release date for XEmacs 21.4 has been fixed for
April 15th; see the
The code base currently called ``XEmacs 21.2'' is now
scheduled for release
on March 1, 2001. Prelease testing and development discussion
are taking place on
the open list for developers and beta testers. Come join the
gets a new face, a sister:
(which serves as virtual host
and a new
maintenance system, due to the hard work of Adrian
Aichner. It's all documented
It's about time for a dashing piece of news: William
M. Perry's work (funded by BeOpen.com through sourceXchange),
Gtk-XEmacs is available via tarballs or
directly from the XEmacs repository. (N.B. This feature has
been incorporated in the XEmacs mainline since the 21.4.0
Steve Youngs, our XEmacs Packager from Downunder, reports:
Andy Piper can't have all the limelight. My daughter, Kaitlyn
(a future XEmacs hacker) was born July 1, 2000.
Congratulations to XEmacs hacker Andy Piper and his
family on the birth of William Piper on 5 May 2000!
Users of the MacOS are reported to be rejoicing wildly now
that a port of XEmacs 19.14 is available for their
platform of choice.
XEmacs has been nominated in the
Slashdot 2000 Beanie Awards, in the Best
Open Source Editor Category. We urge all XEmacs users to vote
(http://slashdot.org/vote.pl) for their
The first public release of
allows RFC2324-compliant coffee
devices (Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol, or HTCPCP) to
be controlled from within XEmacs. Coffee-drinking XEmacs users
everywhere rejoice as their favorite beverage is unified with
their favorite editor.