[tex-live] TL2003+XEmacs/Win -->TL2005

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Thu Apr 6 02:17:34 CEST 2006

Karl Berry wrote:
> Hi Peter,
>     I had a call from a user who has TL2003 on Windows with XEmacs and wants
>     to upgrade to TL2005. Is XEmacs for Windows included in the TL2005 DVD?
> I don't believe so.


>     If not, can he selectively delete his TL2003 installation except for the
>     XEmacs, and expect it to work with TL2005?
> Egad.  I don't know.  Of course XEmacs and TeX are independently created
> and maintained, as I'm sure you know.  However, if he installed XEmacs
> as part of TL 2003, it's possible that some sort of interdependency was
> introduced by that install.

That's what I wondered. Like it's been configured for specific paths or

> Perhaps it would be possible to install TL 2005 in a completely new
> directory (without deleting anything) and then see if the old xemacs
> functions well enough.  That would be what I'd try first, anyway.
> (Saving the registry first couldn't hurt either; I don't know if TL05
> Windows install affects it.)

That could hurt :-)

> If he does not need dvi support, he could install xemtex directly from
> Fabrice's packages.

I'll ask him. Thanks for the pointers.


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