Emacs vs XEmacs: which to choose for plain console using?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Wed Jan 3 11:53:28 PST 2007

On Jan 3, 2007, at 2:41 PM, a at zeos.net wrote:
> What are advantages and disadvantages of xemacs over emacs?

At one point, there was substantial disagreement amongst the Emacs  
developers about how to add support for new windowing systems besides  
X11, and this ended up forking the project; for a while, XEmacs had  
much better native font-handling and color management on non-X11  
platforms like Windows, NEXTSTEP/MacOS X, etc.

Most of those changes have been reverse-merged into the main Emacs  
tree since, so the differences are no longer as significant.

> Which to choose for plain console using?

Under the console or a normal terminal useage, there's no real  


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