* Description of available packages by category
This data is up-to-date as of 13 January 1998.
** 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. Must be installed prior to XEmacs build to be
A Portable Emacs Library. Used by XEmacs MIME support.
A Lisp debugger.
The DIRectory EDitor is for manipulating, and running commands on
files in a directory.
Treat files on remote systems the same as local files.
Fundamental lisp files for providing email support.
Support for building with Tooltalk. Must be installed prior to XEmacs
build to be effective.
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.
Footnoting in mail message editing modes.
XEmacs bug reports.
The Gnus Newsreader and Mailreader.
Support for messaging encryption with PGP.
Front end support for MH.
Miscellaneous Networking Utilities. This is a single-file package and
files may be deleted at will.
Emacs implementation of the ph client to CCSO/qi directory servers.
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.
An Emacs mailer. This package must be installed prior to building XEmacs.
A Web browser.
** Games and Amusements (games)
Spook and Yow (Zippy quotes).
Tetris, Sokoban, and Snake.
Other amusements and diversions.
** Mule Support (mule)
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)
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 builtin 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.
??? Document me.
Mouse enhancement utility.
Various single file lisp packages for editing text files.
Display time & date on the modeline.
** Operating System Utilities (os)
Enhanced front-end for Grep.
Front-end for Inferior Lisp.
Miscellaneous single-file O/S utilities.
A Unix process browsing tool.
** Program Editing Support (prog)
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.
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. This package must be installed
prior to building XEmacs.
Version Control for ClearCase. This package must be installed prior
to building XEmacs [broken as of XEmacs 20.5-beta19].
Support for VHDL.
** Word Processing (wp)
Basic TeX/LaTeX support.
DEC EDIT/EDT emulation.
XEmacs TeXinfo support.
Single-file TeX support.
DEC EDIT/TPU support.
VI emulation support.