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SubjectRe: Microsoft and Xenix.
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Rob Landley <landley@webofficenow.com> writes:
> That would be the X version of emacs. And there's the explanation
> for the split between GNU and X emacs: it got forked and the
> closed-source version had a vew years of divergent development
> before opening back up, by which point it was very different to
> reconcile the two code bases.

No, sorry, wrong, for at least a couple of reasons reasons:

1) XEmacs, being constrained to be under the same license (GPL) as
its progenitor, GNU Emacs, could never have been closed-source.

2) Lucid Emacs, the version of Emacs that becamse XEmacs, was not
started until ca. 1992

I refer you to http://www.jwz.org/doc/emacs-timeline.html for
documentation---JWZ was Mr. Lucid Emacs for quite a time.

In 1987, there are any number of things that it could have been---I'd
guess either Unipress Emacs or perhaps Gosling Emacs.

Mike.
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