Subject: need Emacs...
To: Ted Lemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 02/03/1998 12:50:35
>Unfortunately, AFAIK mh-e isn't supported under MicroEmacs... :')
Nor is anything in real e-lisp.
>Seriously, having to fall back on MicroEmacs makes NetBSD/pmax not
>seem like a real operating system, which it is. Making it work on
>the pmax is effort that should be useful on other NetBSD platforms
>eventually - the Elf32 undump problem isn't a pmax-specific problem.
True. But emacs _does_ ``work'', in the sense that emacs-20.2 from the
FSF configures and builds and runs cleanly on NetBSD/pmax
It just(!) doesn't unexec. Yes, there's good grounds to call that
`broken', but it works well enought to have discouraged me from
getting it `right'. It would be a fun project for a dedicated
Frankly, I think Ted is right: the ELF unexec in Emacs code is a total
mess. There are separate versions for close to every supported RISC
CPU/OS combination. Or maybe it's just mips and alpha.
(Mh, I guess that means it doesn't work on Linux/mips either?)