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List of XEmacs mirrors and download sites
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  <h1>Downloading XEmacs</h1>

  <p>Please try and pick a site that is networkologically close
    to you. If you would like to mirror XEmacs or its website,
    please read the following documents :</p>

    <li><a href="<!-- _GP_
    relPath(qq{Download/how-to-mirror-ftp.html}) -->">How to become a
    mirror of the XEmacs FTP site</a>.</li>
    <li><a href="<!-- _GP_
    relPath(qq{Download/how-to-mirror-web.html}) -->">How to become a
    mirror of the XEmacs Web site</a>.</li>

  <p><b>To get started quickly:</b>  For many platforms such as
     Windows, Linux, open source BSDs, and Mac OS X, recent versions
     of XEmacs are included in various distributions.  Commercial Unix
     versions may also have precompiled binary distributions.</p>
      <dt>Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista</dt>
      <dd>The <a href="http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/">Cygwin
          distribution</a> provides a Unix emulation environment, and
          a setup tool which you can use to select and download XEmacs
          itself, various add-on packages for XEmacs, and binary
          utilities such as aspell and its dictionaries and the patch
          and diff utilities.  (Windows Vista is not heavily tested
          yet, but it should work.)</dd>
      <dt>Mac OS X</dt>
      <dd>The <a href="http://fink.sourceforge.net/">Fink</a> and
          <a href="http://www.macports.org">MacPorts</a> projects both
          provide XEmacs packages, as well as the third party utilities.</dd>
      <dt>FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD</dt>
      <dd>The <a href="http://www.freebsd.org">FreeBSD</a>,
          <a href="http://www.netbsd.org">NetBSD</a>, and
          <a href="http://www.openbsd.org">OpenBSD</a> projects all provide
          XEmacs ports.</dd>
      <dd>All of the major Linux vendors provide XEmacs packages, often
          in various configurations.  Use the usual tool for your distro
          to select, download, and install XEmacs.</dd>
      <dt>Commercial Unixes</dt>
      <dd>The Solaris Open Source Companion Disk contains a package of
          XEmacs.  The HP/UX Porting Center provides a distribution of
          XEmacs, too.</dd>

  <p>You can also use the precompiled executables that can be found in
     the <strong>binaries</strong> directory in the mirrors below.
     However, many facilities provided by XEmacs require other binaries
     (eg, the patch and diff utilities, or ispell and its dictionaries)
     and you will have to get them yourself.
     Binaries are made by volunteers, so they are not available for all
     supported platforms.</p>
    <li><p><b>For Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP:</b> You can get
	the current stable version of XEmacs InnoSetup install kit (<a
	href="<!-- _GP_
	-->">Install Now!</a>).  The latest <a href="<!-- _GP_
	-->">Beta</a> version and a <a href="<!-- _GP_
	-->">Gnuclient</a> InnoSetup kit are also available there.
	Read also about the <a href="<!-- _GP_
	-->">benefits of Cygwin for Native Windows

    <li><p><b>For UNIX:</b> Oldish binaries for XEmacs 21.1.3 are available
        for Linux, Solaris, AIX, Irix, FreeBSD, NetBSD, HP/UX, and DEC
        OSF. Binaries for some version of XEmacs 21.4 are available for a
        few platforms. (21.4 was just promoted into the stable version, and
        21.1 retired.)  However, it is normally quite easy, and much
        preferable, to download the sources and build XEmacs
        yourself on any of the vast number of supported platforms -- a
        sophisticated auto-configuring script is provided to simplify the

    <li><p><b>For MacOS:</b>
      <!-- Obsolete reference to Pitts Jarvis's stuff.  #### We should
           track it down for historical purposes. -->
      <!-- Use the <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/pjarvis/xemacs.html">
           port of XEmacs 19.14</a> to MacOS.  A port of XEmacs 21.5.9
           is now in alpha test. -->
      No standalone binaries are currently available.

  <h2>XEmacs Releases on <a id="mirror_index" name="mirror_index">Mirror Sites</a></h2>

    Please consult the <a href="<!-- _GP_
    relPath(qq{Releases/index.html}) -->">Release Notice Archive</a>
    for recent releases and changes they contain.</p>

    <li><a href="<!-- _GP_
    relPath(qq{Releases/index.html#Stable}) -->">Download</a> Stable XEmacs</li>
    <li><a href="<!-- _GP_
    relPath(qq{Releases/index.html#Gamma}) -->">Download</a> Gamma XEmacs</li>
    <li><a href="<!-- _GP_
    relPath(qq{Releases/index.html#Beta}) -->">Download</a> Beta XEmacs</li>
    <li><a href="<!-- _GP_
    relPath(qq{Releases/index.html#Historical}) -->">Download</a> Historical XEmacs</li>
    <li><a href="<!-- _GP_
    relPath(qq{Releases/index.html#Packages}) -->">Download</a> Official Packages</li>
    <li><a href="<!-- _GP_
    relPath(qq{Releases/index.html#Pre-Releases}) -->">Download</a> Package Pre-Releases</li>

    Here are some tips for manual navigation through the XEmacs
    download area:</p>

      The latest stable release can be found in directory
      <strong>current</strong> in the mirrors below.</li>

      The latest stable release candidate (``gamma'') can be found in
      directory <strong>gamma</strong> in the mirrors below.  These
      releases are quite stable, as far as we know, and get more so
      with each release.</li>

      The latest developmental branch release can be found in
      directory <strong>beta</strong> in the mirrors below.  Be
      warned, beta releases can be unstable.</li>

      The latest official xemacs package rleases can be found in
      directory <strong>packages</strong> in the mirrors below.</li>

      The latest xemacs pre-release packages can be found in directory
      <strong>beta/experimental/packages</strong> in the mirrors
      below.  Be warned, pre-release packages can be unstable as they
      serve the purpose of initial testing and fast distribution of
      suggested fixes.</li>
      Unreleased developmental versions can be found at <a href="<!--
      _GP_ relPath(qq{Develop/hgaccess.html}) -->"><!--
      _GP_ relPath(qq{Develop/hgaccess.html}) --></a>.</li>


    Some <a href="../Install/index.html">installation
    instructions</a> are available. <b>The XEmacs build process has
    changed</b> with the 21.1 and 21.2 releases; please consult the
    instructions if you are upgrading from an older version!</p>
  <p><b>Official site:</b>
    <br />
    <a href="http://ftp.xemacs.org/">ftp.xemacs.org (HTTP)</a>
    <br />
    <a href="ftp://ftp.xemacs.org/pub/xemacs/">ftp.xemacs.org (FTP)</a></p>

  <p><strong>Rsync:</strong><br />We also support
    downloading by anonymous
    <a href="http://rsync.samba.org/">rsync</a>
    - for example, to view the directory containing the current
    stable release, try:</p>

  <pre xml:space="preserve">rsync rsync.xemacs.org::xemacsftp/current/</pre>

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