Building and Installing XEmacs on Windows NT David Hobley Marc Paquette Jonathan Harris Currently XEmacs for Win32 is in an early stage of development. The port was made much easier by the groundbreaking work of Geoff Voelker and others who worked on the GNU Emacs port to NT. Their version is available from http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/voelker/ntemacs.html To get it working you will need: 1. You will need Visual C++ V4.2 or later to compile everything. Personally we have tested V4.2 and V5.0. Note that Visual C++ assumes a couple of environment variables INCLUDE and LIB to be set which specify the location of the includes and libraries. At this point you can select X or Win32 native support. 2. Grab the latest XEmacs beta from ftp.xemacs.org if necessary. All Win32 support is in the nt/ subdirectory. You'll also need the xemacs-base package from the binary-packages subdirectory and you'll probably alsi want at least the edit-utils, text-utils, cc-mode and prog-utils packages. Unpack the packages into, say, c:\src\xemacs\packages. If you want to build for native GUI: 1. If you want XPM and toolbar support grab the latest version of the xpm sources (xpm-3.4k.tar.gz at time of writing) and unpack it. Copy nt/xpm.mak from the xemacs distribution to the lib subdirectory of the xpm distribution, cd to that directory and build xpm with `nmake -f xpm.mak`. 2. cd to the nt subdirectory of the xemacs distribution and build xemacs: `nmake -f xemacs.mak HAVE_MSW=1 PATH_PACKAGEPATH="c:/src/xemacs/packages"`, replacing "c:/src/xemacs/packages" with the location of your packages. Note the double quotes and *forward* slashes in that path. If you're building with XPM support, add this to the nmake command line: `HAVE_XPM=1 XPM_DIR=x:\location\of\your\xpm\source\tree`. Nmake will build temacs, the DOC file, update the elc's and dump xemacs. 3. The build process creates debugging and "Source Browser" information for use with MS DevStudio. To use this create a new "console" project and under Project/Settings set: Debug: executable name = full path of src\xemacs.exe Link: output file name = full path of src\temacs.exe Browse Info: browse info file name = full path of src\temacs.bsc Remember to close the Source Browser file in DevStudio before rebuilding. If you want support for X you will need: 1. An X server. MI/X is available on the Internet for free; It is available from: http://www.microimages.com/www/html/freestuf/mixdlfrm.htm 2. The MIT X11R6.3 libraries available from: ftp.x.org 3. You'll need to compile the MIT libraries without multi-thread support. To do this, there is an example Win32.cf and site.def provided which set the relevant flags. You will also need to apply the patch in nt/X11.patch in the xc/lib/X11 directory which will fix the DLL definition file. Once compiled and installed, you will need to apply the following patch to Xmd.h. This is messy and better solutions would be appreciated. 4. Goto 2 under 'native GUI' above and also supply: `HAVE_X=1 X11_DIR=x:\root\directory\of\your\X11\installation' to the nmake command line. --- Xmd.h~ Thu Jun 08 23:20:40 1995 +++ Xmd.h Sun Mar 16 13:09:10 1997 @@ -150,8 +150,9 @@ typedef CARD16 BITS16; typedef CARD8 BYTE; +#ifndef WIN32 typedef CARD8 BOOL; - +#endif Known Problems: Please look at the TODO list for the current list of problems and people working on them. Any other problems you need clarified, please email us and we will endeavour to provide any assistance we can: The XEmacs NT Mailing List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe address: email@example.com David Hobley Marc Paquette August Hill Jonathan Harris and others.