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XEmacs 21.4.18 "Social Property" is released

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To: xemacs-announce@xemacs.org, xemacs-beta@xemacs.org
From: Vin Shelton <acs@xemacs.org>
Organization: The XEmacs Development Team
Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2005 22:23:55 -0500
Message-ID: <m3mzjgql9w.fsf@zion.rcn.com>
Subject: XEmacs 21.4.18 "Social Property" is released

*          XEmacs 21.4.18 "Social Property" is released.
      "Social Property" is the eighteenth in the OXYMORON series.
The latest stable release of XEmacs, XEmacs 21.4.18 - "Social Property",
is now available from xemacs.org and its mirrors.

* Availability

Anonymous ftp:

See http://www.xemacs.org/Install/ for installation instructions.

As of 21.4.18, only a source tarball has been supplied.  There was
virtually no use of the info and elc tarballs, so
xemacs-21.4.18.tar.gz or alternatively xemacs-21.4.18.tar.bz2 are the
only tarballs supplied.

If you already have a 21.4.17 source tree, a patchkit is available in
xemacs-21.4.17-21.4.18.patch.gz.  This does not update .elcs or .infos,
they will be rebuilt when you make XEmacs.  If you have an earlier
version, you can repeatedly apply patchkits.

The tarballs and patches are signed with my GPG key, available from
most public keyservers and also from
ftp://ftp.xemacs.org/pub/xemacs/pgp-keys/vin_shelton.asc .

Here are the MD5 check sums of each of the files related to the XEmacs
21.4.18 release:

f4370a6ee8187bca195211d8ba2cc7ce  xemacs-21.4.17-21.4.18.patch
405a558fb78af29448da69aaf7509eb9  xemacs-21.4.17-21.4.18.patch.asc
08c99ff915564a122a3a44df2264669c  xemacs-21.4.18.tar.bz2
b23d75ef1c3eb59287479db90e19a6b6  xemacs-21.4.18.tar.bz2.asc
b1ab33ddba5664eb0425b2411aecfb75  xemacs-21.4.18.tar.gz
65c3e382046fc892b175b9b1fef7d4e8  xemacs-21.4.18.tar.gz.asc

Also, if you don't have the packages yet, make sure you visit
http://www.xemacs.org/Documentation/packageGuide.html to find out
about installing packages.

Anonymous (pserver) CVS:

Anonymous CVS is available.  We are very grateful to the staff at our
host, SunSITE.dk, for a lot of help and quick reponse to all our

If you haven't used XEmacs CVS recently, we moved the repository
before the 21.4.6 release.  The repository structure is the same as
before, so it should be possible to reuse an existing checked-out CVS

Take care that your Root is set correctly to


On platforms with a Bourne shell and find available, something like

      for r in `find . -name Root`; do echo $CVSROOT > $r; done

will convert your entire tree.

Tags are also the same; to update to release 21.4.18, use the release
tag "r21-4-18".  To set a sticky tag which will always update to the
current release, use the branch tag "release-21-4".

For more details, see


  Vin Shelton
  Stable Release Manager for XEmacs

Changes in XEmacs 21.4.18 "Social Property"

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  • Fix: When writing to another process, flush the last chunk, even when the pipe is blocked.
  • Fix: Document use of same-window-buffer-names and same-window-regexps by pop-to-buffer and display-buffer.
  • Fix: region-active-p only returns t when active region is in current buffer.
  • Fix: package-get-init-package reported erroneous load-path shadows.
  • Fix: Fixes to support MacOS 10.4 (Tiger).
  • Fix: revert derived-mode-merge-syntax-tables patch.
  • Fix: Cygwin fixes: auto-detecting integer types and avoid Motif.
  • Fix: Make default-directory work for non-ASCII commands.
  • Fix: Avoid usage of corrupted stack in open-network-stream().
  • Fix: finder-find-library to return filename actually searched for.
  • Fix: Stop geometry thrashing in tabs widget.
  • Fix: Don't find package NEWS files.
  • Fix: fix build for FreeBSD ia64 and other 64bit platforms.
  • Fix: Don't delete everything from the popup menu in easy-menu-remove.
  • Fix: Mule-CCL couldn't handle control-1 characters either.
  • Fix: Fix pixel-to-point conversion arithmetic in font.el
  • Fix: Small patch for console redisplay issues.
  • Fix: Cleanup of the CCL coding system example.
  • Fix: Incremental selection transfer fix.
  • Fix: configure works again when -ldap is specified and -lber is required.
  • Fix: man/custom.texi typo fix.
  • Update: Ask users to send crash reports to xemacs-beta.
  • Update: Announce latin-euro-standards, update mule-base packages.
  • Update: Expand package name field in package-ui.el.
  • Update: Improve glyphs documentation.
  • Update: Document \c and \C in regular expression syntax.
  • Update: Document use of `same-window-buffer-names', `same-window-regexps' by pop-to-buffer and display-buffer.
  • Update: Document category tables in the regexp part of the lispref.
  • Update: Announce re-builder, xetla in etc/PACKAGES.
  • Update: Improvements to char-table documentation.
  • Update: Sync packages mirrors list with website.
  • Update: Document CCL example.
  • Update: Process-related docstring improvements.
  • Update: Another package-get.el update reflecting latest http://www.xemacs.org/Releases/ information.
  • Feature: Add Simon Josefsson to about.el.

ChangeLogs for XEmacs 21.4.18 "Social Property"

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ChangeLog Entries from ChangeLog

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2005-12-03  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* XEmacs 21.4.18 is released

2005-12-01  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* etc/TUTORIAL.cs: copied from 21.5.
	* etc/TUTORIAL.sl: copied from 21.5.

2005-11-29  Ilya Golubev  <golubev@xemacs.org>

	* configure.in: Merge revision 1.19 change: fix ldap libraries
	configuration lossage when `-lldap -llber' links and but `-lldap'
	does not; allow `ldap_libs' to be empty or overridden by builder.
	The lossage was introduced in upstream revision
	(2005/01/31 02:54:47 vins) by (extremely hasty and unwise) merge
	of revision 1.232 change.
	* etc/NEWS: Document it.

2005-03-12  Aidan Kehoe  <kehoea@parhasard.net>

	* configure.in (XE_COMPUTE_RUNPATH): Check XtRegisterDrawable

2005-04-11  Norbert Koch  <viteno@xemacs.org>

	* etc/PACKAGES: etc/PACKAGES: Announce re-builder, xetla.

2005-11-15  Dr. Volker Zell  <Dr.Volker.Zell@oracle.com>

	* configure.in: Avoid using Motif also for cygwin

2005-11-15  Dr. Volker Zell  <Dr.Volker.Zell@oracle.com>

	* configure.in: Check for u_int*_t typedefs and use them in
	Berkeley DB detection.

2005-04-11  Norbert Koch  <viteno@xemacs.org>

	* etc/PACKAGES: etc/PACKAGES: Announce re-builder, xetla.

2005-03-23  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* configure.in: Remove -fno-gnu-linker option from Solaris
	dynodump builds; it doesn't do anything.

	Don't use 'head -1' - it's deprecated by coreutils-5.3.0 on some

2005-02-19  Norbert Koch  <viteno@xemacs.org>

	* etc/PACKAGES: Announce latin-euro-standards, update mule-base.

2005-02-12  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* etc/OXYMORONS: New list.

ChangeLog Entries from lib-src/ChangeLog

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2005-12-03  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* XEmacs 21.4.18 is released

2005-09-18  Mike Alexander  <mta@arbortext.com>

	* installexe.sh: Don't add an exe extention to a file that already
	has one.  Patch from Rick Rankin.

ChangeLog Entries from lisp/ChangeLog

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2005-12-03  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* XEmacs 21.4.18 is released

2005-10-28  Adrian Aichner  <adrian@xemacs.org>

	* package-get.el (package-get-download-sites): Update reflecting
	latest http://www.xemacs.org/Releases/ information generated by
	* package-get.el (package-get-pre-release-download-sites): Ditto.

2005-02-28  Simon Josefsson  <jas@extundo.com>

	* about.el (xemacs-hackers): Add jas.
	(about-other-current-hackers): Likewise.
	(about-url-alist): Add URL for jas.
	(about-personal-info): Document jas.
	(about-hacker-contribution): Describe jas contributions.

2005-03-25  Ralf Angeli  <angeli@iwi.uni-sb.de>

	* easymenu.el (easy-menu-remove): As described in 
	E1D4Nn5-0001lq-EU@neutrino.iwi.uni-sb.de; don't strip everything
	except the "Command" menu from mode-popup-menu. 

2005-03-25  Ralf Angeli  <angeli@iwi.uni-sb.de>
        * font.el (font-spatial-to-canonical): Correct calculation of 
        return value for pixel-based input value. 
2002-05-13  Adrian Aichner  <adrian@xemacs.org>

	* code-process.el (call-process): Process-related docstring
	improvements spurred by Norbert Koch.
	* code-process.el (call-process-region): Ditto.
	* code-process.el (start-process): Ditto.

2005-10-09  Adrian Aichner  <adrian@xemacs.org>

	* finder.el (finder-find-library): Return filename actually
	searched for.

2005-10-10  Steve Youngs  <steve@sxemacs.org>

	* help.el (view-emacs-news): Use `expand-file-name' instead of
	`locate-data-file' as the latter will find any "NEWS" files that
	might exist in packages _before_ the one in core.

2005-06-06  Adrian Aichner  <adrian@xemacs.org>

	* package-get.el (package-get-init-package):
	package-get-init-package buglet (21.4.17) by Jeff Mincy
	<mincy@rcn.com> fixing false temporary load-path shadows reported
	after package installation and simplifying code.

2005-10-18  Ville Skyttä  <scop@xemacs.org>

	* package-get.el (package-get-download-sites): Sync mirrors list
	with the XEmacs website.
	(package-get-pre-release-download-sites): Ditto.

2005-04-06  Stephen J. Turnbull  <stephen@xemacs.org>

	* derived.el (derived-mode-merge-syntax-tables):
	Revert my 21.5-only patch of 2003-07-18 which slipped in
	through Jerry James's patch of 2004-06-07.

2005-02-23  Adrian Aichner  <adrian@xemacs.org>

	* cmdloop.el (keyboard-quit): Remove workaround for
	`region-active-p' not making sure active region is in current
	buffer now that it does.
	* minibuf.el (minibuffer-keyboard-quit): Ditto.
	* simple.el (region-active-p): `region-active-p' to only return t
	when active region is in current buffer.

2005-02-21  Norbert Koch  <viteno@xemacs.org>

	* package-ui.el (pui-list-packages): MF21.5, adapt to longer
	package names, quell a byte-compiler warning, doc fix.

2005-02-16  Aidan Kehoe  <kehoea@parhasard.net>

	* buffer.el (pop-to-buffer):
	* window-xemacs.el (display-buffer):
	Document use of `same-window-buffer-names,' `same-window-regexps'
	by pop-to-buffer and display-buffer. 

ChangeLog Entries from lwlib/ChangeLog

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2005-12-03  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* XEmacs 21.4.18 is released

2005-03-07  Stephen J. Turnbull  <stephen@xemacs.org>

	* lwlib-Xlw.c (build_tabs_in_widget): Correctly disable geometry
	negotiation for tab children.
	(xlw_create_tab_control): Don't set nonexistent resizable resource.

ChangeLog Entries from man/ChangeLog

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2005-12-03  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* XEmacs 21.4.18 is released

2005-12-03  Adrian Aichner  <adrian@xemacs.org>

	* custom.texi (Declaring Variables): Typo fixes.

2005-01-19  Aidan Kehoe  <kehoea@parhasard.net>

	* lispref/mule.texi (CCL Example): Detail an implementation of the
	web's URL encoding as a CCL coding system example. 

2005-03-26  Aidan Kehoe  <kehoea@parhasard.net>

	* lispref/mule.texi (CCL Example):
	char-int -> char-to-int, and hex 41 is decimal 65, both problems
	with my previous patch pointed out by Stephen.
	* lispref/mule.texi (The actual coding system):
	Give information on the make-coding-system call, and where the
	actual package can be found.

2005-02-23  Aidan Kehoe  <kehoea@parhasard.net>

	* lispref/searching.texi (Syntax of Regexps):
	Mention the \c and \C regular expression constructs; cross
	reference to the Category Table documentation. 

2005-02-22  Stephen J. Turnbull  <stephen@xemacs.org>

	* lispref/glyphs.texi: Complete reorganization, some content updated.
	* lispref/lispref.texi (Top): Update menu to match.
	* lispref/extents.texi (Extent Properties): Update xref.
 	* lispref/faces.texi (Face Properties): Background pixmaps can be
	used on GTK and MS Windows.
 	(Face Convenience Functions): Cross-reference glyph interface.
 	Background pixmap is an image specifier, not a glyph.

ChangeLog Entries from netinstall/ChangeLog

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2005-12-03  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* XEmacs 21.4.18 is released

ChangeLog Entries from nt/ChangeLog

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2005-12-03  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* XEmacs 21.4.18 is released

ChangeLog Entries from src/ChangeLog

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2005-12-03  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* XEmacs 21.4.18 is released

2005-11-27  Kean Johnston  <kean@armory.com>

	* redisplay-tty.c (set_tty_modes):
	(reset_tty_modes): disable auto-margins if the terminal supports
	(init_tty_for_redisplay): fix cursor shape.

2005-04-05  Aidan Kehoe  <kehoea@parhasard.net>

	* mule-ccl.c (ccl_driver): Calculate the charset and position code
	for control-1 characters properly, both when reading multibyte
	characters and writing them. 

2005-03-12  Aidan Kehoe  <kehoea@parhasard.net>

	* config.h.in: Make HAVE_XTREGISTERDRAWABLE available. 
	* select-x.c (x_reply_selection_request): Use it; fix the bug we
	were seeing with incremental selection transfer failing. 

2005-11-26  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* callproc.c (Fold_call_process_internal): Create the buffer if it
	does not already exist.  The original patch came from Ben Wing in

2002-05-13  Adrian Aichner  <adrian@xemacs.org>

	* callproc.c: Process-related docstring improvements spurred by
	Norbert Koch.

2005-11-25  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* depend: Regenerated.

2005-07-11  Malcolm Purvis  <malcolmp@xemacs.org>

	* glyphs-gtk.c:  Rename a local static variable because gcc 4.0
	says it clashes with a global with the same name.

2005-07-11  Atanu Ghosh  <atanu@icsi.berkeley.edu>

	* sysdll.c (dll_open): Under MacOS X return NULL under the
	filename is NULL.  Fixes problems finding local symbols under 10.4

2005-11-15  Dr. Volker Zell  <Dr.Volker.Zell@oracle.com>
	* config.h.in: New HAVE_U_INT*_T defines.
	* database.c: Only use u_int*_t typedefs if not already

2005-04-07  Enrico Scholz  <enrico.scholz@informatik.tu-chemnitz.de>

	* src/process-unix.c (unix_open_network_stream): moved
	  'portbuf' buffer out of an inner block as it is used in the
	  entire function. With gcc4, the stack may get corrupted
	  after leaving this block. This patches adjusts the size of
	  the used buffer also; static '128' bytes are far too much
	  currently and might not suffice for future architectures
	  (e.g. for 512 bit ones ;)). Instead of, use only the really
	  required space (max octets * ln(256)/ln(10) chars + space
	  for '\0' and the sign)

2005-04-08  Aidan Kehoe  <kehoea@parhasard.net>

	* callproc.c: Include sysdir.h, so any necessary Mule processing
	is done on the current directory name before starting a new

2005-04-06  Stephen J. Turnbull  <stephen@xemacs.org>

	* chartab.c (Fchar_table_p):
	Describe range representation and fix typo.

2005-02-12  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* emacs.c (shut_down_emacs): Advise users to send email to the
	xemacs-beta list instead of crashes@xemacs.org.

2005-02-03  David Evers  <extsw@appliedgenerics.com>

	* process-unix.c (unix_send_process): Flush the last chunk, even
	when the pipe is blocked.

ChangeLog Entries from tests/ChangeLog

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2005-12-03  Vin Shelton  <acs@xemacs.org>

	* XEmacs 21.4.18 is released

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