Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76090
XEmacs needs to use resource file XEmacs, not Emacs
Last modified: 2015-01-07 19:01:11 EST
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Description of problem:
Currently XEmacs resource file uses
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/*/app-defaults/Emacs, but it should
use /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/*/app-defaults/XEmacs to avoid to confuse
with Emacs resource files.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run xemacs
2. It reads Emacs file.
Actual Results: It reads Emacs file.
Expected Results: It should read XEmacs file.
Created attachment 80707 [details]
I'll try to discuss this upstream, but in the past
this idea has not been popular if my memory serves
me correctly. However I don't think we should do this
unilaterally without some concensus from upstream.
All the XEmacs resource files have been moved to
One problem with this is that it affects users' personal X
resources, and perhaps vice-versa: using XEmacs instead of
Emacs may mean the system or personal resources getting ignored,
I think. So I'm not keen on this change, I'm afraid.
From the manual:
| Starting with XEmacs 21, XEmacs uses the class `XEmacs' if
| it finds any XEmacs resources in the resource database when
| the X connection is initialized. Otherwise, it will use the
| class `Emacs' for backwards compatibility.