1. Nic Ferrier
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Emacs for Mac OS Classic and Mac OS X

Copyright (C) 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
   2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

   Permission is granted to anyone to make or distribute verbatim
   copies of this document as received, in any medium, provided that
   the copyright notice and permission notice are preserved, and that
   the distributor grants the recipient permission for further
   redistribution as permitted by this notice.

   Permission is granted to distribute modified versions of this
   document, or of portions of it, under the above conditions,
   provided also that they carry prominent notices stating who last
   changed them.

This directory contains the files needed to build Emacs on the Mac OS
Classic and Mac OS X.  Many of the major features of the Unix version
are supported: multiple frames, colors, scroll bars, menu bars, use of
the mouse, fontsets, international characters, input methods, and
coding systems.

Mac OS specific support includes document drag-and-drop in the Finder,
transfer of text to and from other applications via the clipboard, and
sending AppleScript commands to other applications from Emacs.

The following are not supported on Mac OS Classic: unexec (dump-emacs),
asynchronous subprocesses (start-process), and networking
(open-network-stream).  These features work fine on Mac OS X.

There is basic support for synchronous subprocesses (call-process) on
Mac OS Classic (non-Carbon build only) although Unix commands that are
used will need to be ported.

FIXME: Metrowerks CodeWarrior Pro 6 or MPW-GM (August 2001) can be
used to build Emacs on the Mac OS Classic.  On Mac OS X, Emacs can be
built using the Developer Tools.  See the INSTALL file in this
directory for instructions on building Emacs.

Read the Mac OS section of the on-line help to find out about how to
use Emacs on the Mac.

A number of things do not work yet:

+ Support for PostScript image type is not available.

+ Incorporate Apple's wrappers to be able to create a universal 
  binary that unexecs on first run for the given architecture.

If your Mac is connected to the Internet, report bugs by typing `M-x
report-emacs-bug' or by choosing the entry `Send Bug Report...'  in
the `Help' menu.  This will send the bug report to the address