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Emacs machines list
Copyright (C) 1989-1990, 1992-1993, 1998, 2001-2015 Free Software
Foundation, Inc.
See the end of the file for license conditions.
This is a list of the status of GNU Emacs on various machines and systems.
Information about older releases, and platforms that are no longer
supported, has been removed. Consult older versions of this file if
you are interested in this information.
The `configure' script uses the configuration name, and the results of
testing the system, to decide which options to use in src/config.h and
elsewhere (eg Makefiles).
If you add support for a new configuration, add a section to this
file, and edit the `' source as needed.
Some obsolete platforms are unsupported beginning with Emacs 23.1. See
the list at the end of this file.
* Here are notes about some of the systems supported:
** GNU/Linux
Most of the complete systems which use the Linux kernel are close
enough to the GNU system to be considered variant GNU systems. We
call them "Linux-based GNU systems," or GNU/Linux for short.
It is not coincidence that many of the other components used with
Linux--including GNU Emacs--were developed specifically for the GNU
project. The GNU project was launched in 1984 to develop a free
complete Unix-like operating system. To reach this goal, we had to
develop whatever system components were not available as freely
redistributable software from some other source.
The GNU project wants users of GNU/Linux systems to be aware of how
these systems relate to the GNU project, because that will help
spread the GNU idea that software should be free--and thus encourage
people to write more free software. See the file LINUX-GNU in this
directory for more explanation.
*** 64-bit GNU/Linux
No special procedures should be needed to build a 64-bit Emacs on a
64-bit GNU/Linux system. To build a 32-bit Emacs, first ensure that
the necessary 32-bit system libraries and include files are
installed. Then use:
./configure CC='gcc -m32' --build=i386-linux-gnu \
(using the location of the 32-bit X libraries on your system).
*** IBM System/390 running GNU/Linux (s390-*-linux-gnu)
As of Emacs 21.2, a 31-bit only version is supported on this system.
*** SuperH (sh[34]*-*-linux-gnu)
Emacs 23.0.60 was reported to work on GNU/Linux (October 2008).
This was tested on a little-endian sh4 system (cpu type SH7751R) running
Gentoo Linux 2008.0.
** Mac OS X
For installation instructions see the file nextstep/INSTALL.
** Microsoft Windows
For installation instructions see the file nt/INSTALL.
For installation instructions see the file msdos/INSTALL.
See the "MS-DOS" chapter of the manual for information about using
Emacs on MS-DOS.
** Solaris
On Solaris it is also possible to use either GCC or Solaris Studio
to build Emacs, by pointing ./configure to the right compiler:
./configure CC='/usr/sfw/bin/gcc' # GCC
./configure CC='cc' # Solaris Studio
On Solaris, do not use /usr/ucb/cc. Use /opt/SUNWspro/bin/cc. Make
sure that /usr/ccs/bin and /opt/SUNWspro/bin are in your PATH before
/usr/ucb. (Most free software packages have the same requirement on
Solaris.) With this compiler, use `/opt/SUNWspro/bin/cc -E' as the
preprocessor. If this inserts extra whitespace into its output (see
the PROBLEMS file) then add the option `-Xs'.
To build a 64-bit Emacs (with larger maximum buffer size) on a
Solaris system which supports 64-bit executables, specify the -m64
compiler option. For example:
./configure CC='/usr/sfw/bin/gcc -m64' # GCC
./configure CC='cc -m64' # Solaris Studio
** Irix 6.5
It *may* be possible to build Emacs on Irix 6.5 with an old version
(3.1) of gcc. Newer versions of gcc may not work. None of the
current Emacs developers use Irix, though. If you want to help
make Emacs on Irix work, see <>.
* Obsolete platforms
Support for the following obsolete platforms was removed in Emacs 23.1
(the names in parentheses state the files in src/ that were removed):
Apollo SR10.x (unexapollo.c)
Convex (unexconvex.c and m/convex.c)
Xenix (unexenix.c and s/xenix.h)
Iris (unexmips.c m/iris4d.h m/irist.h s/iris3-5.h s/iris3-6.h)
Gould (m/gould*)
Siemens machines running Sinix (unexsni.c)
Harris CXUX (s/cxux*)
ESIX, a variant of v.5.3 for the 386 (s/esix*)
Interactive (ISC) Unix (s/isc*)
Sony News (s/newsos*)
RTU 3.0, ucb universe (s/rtu.h)
UniSoft's UniPlus 5.2 (s/uniplus.h)
UMAX (s/umax.h)
AT&T UNIX PC model 7300 (m/7300.h)
Alliant (m/alliant*)
Amdahl (m/amdahl*)
Altos 3068 Unix System V Release 2 (m/altos.h)
Apollo (m/apollo.h)
AT&T 3b (m/att3b.h)
Aviion (m/aviion*)
Berkeley 4.1 (m/bsd4.1.h)
Berkeley 4.2 (m/bsd4.2.h)
Berkeley 4.3 (m/bsd4.3.h)
Celerity (m/celerity.h)
clipper (m/clipper.h)
convergent S series (m/cnvrgnt.h)
cydra (m/cydra5.h)
Motorola System V/88 machines (m/delta88k.h)
Bull DPX/2 range (m/dpx2.h)
Dual machines using unisoft port (m/dual.h)
Elxsi machine (running enix) (m/elxsi.h)
Fujitsu F301 machine (m/f301.h)
i860 (m/i860.h)
ibm ps/2 aix386 (m/ibmps2-aix.h)
ISI 68000's (m/is*)
Masscomp 5000 series running RTU, ucb universe (m/masscomp.h)
Megatest 68000's (m/mega68.h)
Whitechapel Computer Works MG1 (ns16000 based) (m/mg1.h)
Harris Night Hawk Series 1200 and Series 3000 (m/nh3000.h m/nh4000.h)
ns16000 (m/ns16000.h)
National Semiconductor 32000, running Genix (m/ns32000.h)
TI Nu machines using system V (m/nu.h)
HLH Orion (m/orion.h m/orion105.h)
Paragon i860 (m/paragon.h)
PFU A-series (m/pfa50.h)
Plexus running System V.2 (m/plexus.h)
pyramid. (m/pyramid.h)
Bull SPS-7 (m/sps7.h)
Hitachi SR2001/SR2201 (m/sr2k.h)
Stride (m/stride.h)
Sun 1 (m/sun1.h)
Sun 2 (m/sun2.h)
SEQUENT SYMMETRY (m/symmetry.h)
Tadpole 68k machines (m/tad68k.h)
tahoe (m/tahoe.h)
targon31 (m/targon31.h)
Tektronix* (m/tek4300.h m/tekxd88.h)
NCR Tower 32 running System V.2 (m/tower32.h)
NCR Tower 32 running System V.3 (m/tower32v3.h)
U-station (Nihon Unisys, SS5E; Sumitomo Denkoh, U-Station E30) (m/ustation.h)
Wicat (m/wicat.h)
Honeywell XPS100 running UNIX System V.2 (m/xps100.h)
Data General's DG/UX (s/dgux*)
Irix before version 6
osf1 (s/osf*)
SunOS4 (s/sunos*)
RISCiX (s/riscix*)
SCO 3.2v4 (s/sco4.h)
SCO 3.2v5 (s/sco5.h)
Sun's 386-based RoadRunner (m/sun386.h)
Sun3 machines (m/sun3*)
Integrated Solutions 386 machine (m/is386.h)
Integrated Solutions `Optimum V' -- m68k-isi-bsd4.2 or -bsd4.3
Harris Power PC (powerpc-harris-powerunix)
Hewlett-Packard 9000 series 200 or 300 on some platforms -- m68k-hp-bsd or
m68k-hp-hpux; note m68k-*-netbsd* still works
IBM PS/2 -- i386-ibm-aix1.1 or i386-ibm-aix1.2
GEC 63 -- local-gec63-usg5.2
Tandem Integrity S2 -- mips-tandem-sysv
System V rel 0 -- usg5.0
System V rel 2 -- usg5.2
System V rel 2.2 -- usg5.2.2
System V rel 3 -- usg5.3
Ultrix -- bsd4.3
VMS (s/vms.h)
Local variables:
mode: outline
fill-prefix: " "
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