Re: Port to (gasp) Windows?
>It runs perfectly well on windows with cygwin with X-11 and is included as an
>option in the cygwin installer.
It RAN perfectly well on Windows, but... Unfortunately, any support for Windows appears to have ceased (not only native but also cygwin version), and my impression is that TeXmacs on Windows effectively can be considered dead. The best sign of this is perhaps the install instructions www.texmacs.org/tmweb/download/windows.en.html . It gives the catastrophic recommendation to install the "CygTeXmacs.zip" package as the best method - after doing this your whole Cygwin installation will be irrepairably and thoroughly broken, and you could as well reformat your disk and reinstall. If you instead use the other suggestion to install from the Cygwin package, you receive an old (1.0.6) version with a broken PDF interface. (This is broken because it uses an outdated version of another Cygwin module.) The links to install instructions on www.texmacs.org/tmweb/download/cygwin.en.html point to non-existing pages. The instructions for installation says you MUST NOT install the ghostscript package (suppose I need this for other purposes?), and refers to a number of obsolete cygwin packages which must be installed, etc.
I think TeXmacs is an absolutely wonderful program, but installation is such a hassle, and the Windows version seems to be very much out of favor, so I believe that TeXmacs for Windows now basically has reached its end of life. The most serious problem is that if you try to install TeXmacs on your machoine, with high probability, you risk breaking many other important programs. If you REALLY want to run TeXmacs under Windows, you had better run a separate Windows under VMware (but then you could as well run Linux where TeXmacs is much more stable).
It is a pity on such a great program!