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Re: MS-DOS color issues


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: MS-DOS color issues
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 21:57:27 +0200

> From: Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden>
> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 10:48:53 -0700
> 
> Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > 
> > > From: "Tim Van Holder" <address@hidden>
> > > Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 15:52:32 +0100
> > >
> > > I'd simply like those customizations to be
> > > reasonably maintained when run in tty mode.  Which requires
> > > all X color names to be recognized.
> > 
> > I think this is impossible in practice.  Many proprietary X servers
> > define lots of their private color names.  There's no way we could
> > track all of them all the time.
> 
> They could be read at startup from the system rgb.txt file if the X server
> is running on the local host.

We were talking about the TTY version of Emacs.  That includes Emacs
built with --without-x switch, so we cannot depend on rgb.txt being
available, nor even on X being installed on the target machine.



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