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            <h1>What is XEmacs?</h1>

<p>XEmacs is a highly customizable open source text editor and
application development system.  It is protected under the GNU
Public License and related to other versions of Emacs, in
particular
<a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/" shape="rect">GNU Emacs</a>.
Its emphasis is on modern graphical user interface support and
an open software development model, similar to Linux.  XEmacs
has an active development community numbering in the hundreds,
and runs on Windows 95 and NT, Linux and nearly every other
version of Unix in existence. Support for XEmacs has been
supplied by
<a href="http://www.sun.com/" shape="rect">Sun Microsystems</a>,
<a href="http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/" shape="rect">University of Illinois</a>,
Lucid,
<a href="http://www.etl.go.jp/" shape="rect">ETL/Electrotechnical Laboratory</a>,
<a href="http://www.amdahl.com/" shape="rect">Amdahl Corporation</a>,
<a href="http://www.BeOpen.com/" shape="rect">BeOpen</a>,
and others, as well as the unpaid time of a great number of
individual developers.</p>

<p>Web and FTP hosting graciously provided by <a href="http://www.tux.org" shape="rect">tux.org</a> and
<a href="http://www.sourceforge.net" shape="rect">Sourceforge</a>.</p>

<h1>Current Releases</h1>

<p>
<strong>Stable branch:</strong> <a href="Releases/21.1.12.html" shape="rect">21.1.12</a><br clear="none"/>
	      <strong>Developmental branch:</strong> <a href="Releases/21.2.36.html" shape="rect">21.2.36</a><br clear="none"/>
		<a href="Download/index.html" shape="rect">Mirror list</a><br clear="none"/>
		  <a href="Install/index.html" shape="rect">Installation instructions</a></p>

		<h1>XEmacs Community News</h1>

	      <p><strong>12 May 2000</strong>: New stable and development releases of XEmacs
are available on the FTP server. Please see the 
<a href="http://www.xemacs.org/Lists/Archive/index.cgi" shape="rect">Mailing List Archives</a> for release
notes.</p>

<p>Also, congratulations to XEmacs hacker Andy Piper and his family on the birth of William Piper on 5 May 2000!</p>

<p><strong>17 February 2000</strong>: New stable and development releases of
XEmacs are on the FTP server. 
<a href="http://www.xemacs.org/list-archives/xemacs-beta/200002/msg00283.html" shape="rect">This
message</a> summarizes the changes in 21.2.29; 
<a href="http://www.xemacs.org/list-archives/xemacs-beta/200002/msg00211.html" shape="rect">this
one</a> contains the build report for 21.1.9.</p>

<p><strong>18 January 2000</strong>: Users of the MacOS are reported to be rejoicing
wildly now that a <a href="http://my.ispchannel.com/~pjarvis/xemacs.html" shape="rect">port 
of XEmacs 19.14</a> is available for their platform of choice.</p>

<p><strong>18 January 2000</strong>: XEmacs has been nominated in the 
<a href="http://slashdot.org/index.pl?section=awards" shape="rect">Slashdot 2000
Beanie Awards</a>, in the Best Open Source Editor Category. We urge
all XEmacs users to <a href="http://slashdot.org/vote.pl" shape="rect">vote</a> for
their favorite editor.</p>

<p><strong>18 January 2000</strong>: Version 21.2.27 released.
<a href="Releases/21.2.27.html" shape="rect">[announcement]</a>
<a href="Download/index.html" shape="rect">[mirror list]</a></p>

<p><strong>03 November 1999</strong>: Version 21.1.8 released.
<a href="Releases/21.1.8.html" shape="rect">[announcement]</a>
<a href="Download/index.html" shape="rect">[mirror list]</a>
<a href="Releases/21.1.8.html#changes" shape="rect">[changes]</a></p>

<p><strong>09 October 1999</strong>: The 21.1.6 XEmacs binary kit for MS
Windows has been released. See the
<a href="Releases/21.1.6.win.html" shape="rect">announcement</a> for download
locations.</p>

<p><strong>29 September 1999</strong>: The first public release of
<a href="http://www.chez.com/emarsden/downloads/coffee.el" shape="rect">coffee.el</a>
allows RFC2324-compliant coffee devices (Hyper Text Coffee Pot
Control Protocol, or HTCPCP) to be controlled from within
XEmacs. Coffee-drinking XEmacs users everywhere rejoice as
their favorite beverage is unified with their favorite editor..</p>