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Re: Emacs Installer for MS Windows

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Emacs Installer for MS Windows
Date: 26 Aug 2004 09:04:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
> >     >       First of all, they're both GNU Emacs.  XEmacs is just as much a 
> > later
> >     >       version of GNU Emacs as the FSF-distributed version.
> >     > 
> >     > It isn't a later version, it it is a fork.
> > 
> >     "as much a later version as" is pretty much the same as "fork".
> > 
> > I misread it until now.  Now I agree, it is correct, but since it is
> > hard to read, clearer wording would be good.
> How about: XEmacs is a descendant of the same GNU Emacs source code
> from which the FSF-distributed version is derived.

Not much clearer imo.

What about:

Emacs and XEmacs both descend from the same code base, but development
of the two separated many years ago.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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