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APEL 10.6 is released

APEL 10.6 is released.

Get it from:


This site is provisional, remember that the primary distribution
place for APEL is:


Changes in APEL 10.6:

* Fix for Emacs 21.1-21.3.

In Emacs 21.1-21.3, original definition of the function `make-temp-file' is
replaced to the new definition which has following differences:
 - Optional argument `SUFFIX'.
 - Explicit file mode setting (600) for temporary file.
But in APEL 10.5, the definition was not replaced correctly since there was
a problem in the compile-time condition checking.
This problem is fixed in APEL 10.6.

* Fix for Emacs 18.x.

In APEL 10.5, `make-temp-file' causes an error in Emacs 18.x.
APEL 10.6 fixes this problem.
(But according to the report from Yamaoka-san, some emacsen based on 18.x
 (Mule 1.x) still have problem)

See the ChangeLog file for details.

APEL stands for A Portable Emacs Library.  This package includes:

* emulation modules to share Emacs Lisp programs by various Emacsen
* basic functions to write portable Emacs Lisp programs
* modules to provide coding-system and MIME charset related features
* utilities to write portable CCL programs
* etc...

XEmacs users should be careful of the following things:

* There are differences between the XEmacs APEL package and this.
  Since some programs (e.g. Wanderlust, T-gnus and emacs-w3m) presume
  that *this* version of APEL is used, you should replace the XEmacs
  APEL package with it if you use those such programs.  For example:

  % rm -fr /usr/local/lib/xemacs/xemacs-packages/lisp/apel
  % cd apel-10.6
  % make install-package XEMACS=xemacs-21.4.12\

  It does not mean the XEmacs APEL package is inferior, those versions
  are simply different.

* In principle, APEL built by XEmacs with the Mule feature can be used
  by only XEmacs with Mule.  Similarly, APEL built by non-Mule XEmacs
  can be used by only XEmacs without the Mule feature in principle.
  This issue is not applied to the XEmacs APEL package.

Both the lists <apel-en@m17n.org> and <apel-ja@m17n.org> are opened
for non-subscribed posters. Comments, suggestions, and bug fixes are
welcome. To subscribe those lists, see the README file.

Yuuichi Teranishi <teranisi@gohome.org>
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