[ESS] Updated instructions/init file for XEmacs and Windows

paul sorenson sourceforge at metrak.com
Sat Jan 14 00:31:39 CET 2006

I had some time on my hands this morning and made a self installer for 
ESS.  The details are at http://brewiki.org/XEmacsESS and go to the "I'm 
feeling lucky" section, read the warnings, download the setup-ess.exe 
and give it a try.

The install script builder I created using inno setup which is a 
brilliant open source installer builder for windows.  The script source 
is on the wiki too.

If this is seen as some benefit to the ESS community then some 
consideration should be given to moving it to a more sensible place.


paul sorenson wrote:
> John Fox wrote:
>>Dear Rodney,
>>I believe that I responded to David's query earlier today. 
>>The two key points are that (1) the current installer for XEmacs installs
>>into c:\XEmacs by default (at least it does that for me); and (2) I was
>>reluctant to put ESS in among XEmacs packages, where it would be found by
>>require, because I worried about the XEmacs package tool becoming confused
>>(now that ESS is no longer an XEmacs package). If you, or someone else, can
>>think of a way of getting around (2), I'll implement it.
> That appears to be what happens when you install it with make.  Having 
> gone through the exercise, I don't think it would be that difficult to 
> copy the relevant files around.  If there was an issue mingling with 
> XEmacs packages, then I am guessing the site-package directory could be 
> used and hopefully require works with that.

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