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Description of available packages by category
This data is up-to-date as of January 17, 2001.
** Library Packages (libs)
These packages are required to build and support most of the rest of
XEmacs. By design, xemacs-base is a `regular' package. Use restraint
when adding new files there as it is required by almost everything.
Support for Sparcworks.
A Portable Emacs Library. Used by XEmacs MIME support.
The DIRectory EDitor is for manipulating, and running commands on
files in a directory.
A Lisp debugger.
Treat files on remote systems the same as local files.
Portable Emacs Lisp utilities library.
FSF Emacs compatibility files.
Fundamental lisp files for providing email support.
XEmacs Sun sound files.
XEmacs Microsoft sound files.
Support for building with Tooltalk.
Fundamental XEmacs support. Install this unless you wish a totally
XEmacs Lisp developer support. This package contains utilities for
supporting Lisp development. It is a single-file package so it may be
** Communications Packages (comm)
These packages provide support for various communications, primarily
email and usenet.
The Big Brother Data Base
ICQ Client developed and tested on Linux x86;
only supported on that platform
Emacs Unified Directory Client (LDAP, PH).
Footnoting in mail message editing modes.
XEmacs bug reports.
The Gnus Newsreader and Mailreader.
Support for messaging encryption with PGP.
Messaging in an Emacs World.
Front end support for MH.
Miscellaneous Networking Utilities. This is a single-file package and
files may be deleted at will.
An obsolete Emacs mailer. If you do not already use it don't start.
An Emacs citation tool. Useful with all Emacs Mailers and Newsreaders.
Emacs MIME support. Not needed for Gnus >= 5.8.0
An Emacs mailer.
A Web browser.
ZENIRC IRC Client.
** Games and Amusements (games)
All work and no play...
Spook and Yow (Zippy quotes).
Tetris, Sokoban, and Snake.
Other amusements and diversions.
** Mule Support (mule)
MULti-lingual Enhancement. Support for world scripts such as
Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Hebrew etc.
To use these packages your XEmacs must be compiled with Mule
Lisp Interface to EDICT, Kanji Dictionary.
Wnn (4.2 and 6) support. SJ3 support. Must be installed prior to
Quail. Used for everything other than English and Japanese.
Used for localized menubars (French and Japanese) and localized splash
Basic Mule support. Must be installed prior to building with Mule.
Another Japanese Language Input Method. Can be used without a
separate process running as a dictionary server.
** Productivity Packages (oa)
Things to make life a little easier.
Calendar and diary support.
Single file lisp packages for various XEmacs goodies. Load this and
weed out the junk you don't want.
Forms editing support (obsolete, use the built-in Widget instead).
Provide a WM icon based on major mode.
Spell-checking with ispell.
PC style interface emulation.
Validated HTML/SGML editing.
User interface tool.
Provides a separate frame with convenient references.
Mouse enhancement utility.
Various single file lisp packages for editing text files.
Display time & date on the modeline.
** Operating System Utilities (os)
Tools for working with the operating system.
Command shell implemented entirely in Emacs Lisp.
Enhanced front-end for Grep.
Front-end for Inferior Lisp.
Miscellaneous single-file O/S utilities, for printing, archiving,
compression, remote shells, etc.
Provides programmatic completion.
Old, but no-Mule safe ps-print.
A Unix process browsing tool.
** Program Editing Support (prog)
XEmacs supports a multitude of programming languages. These
packages will help your coding.
Ada language support.
Basic single-file add-ons for editing C code.
C, C++ and Java language support.
GUD, gdb, dbx debugging support.
Interface over patch.
Another interface over patch.
Editing and Shell mode for the Interactive Data Language.
Java language and development support.
Miscellaneous single-file lisp files for various programming languages.
Front-end support for Inferior Scheme.
Support for editing shell scripts.
Version Control for Free systems.
Version Control for ClearCase. This package will shortly be
replaced with clearcase.el
Support for VHDL.
** Word Processing (wp)
Working with text.
Basic TeX/LaTeX support.
DEC EDIT/EDT emulation.
Emacs support for LaTeX cross-references, citations.
XEmacs TeXinfo support.
Single-file TeX support.
DEC EDIT/TPU support.
VI emulation support.