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Re: merging Emacs.app

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: merging Emacs.app
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 20:03:16 -0800

YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu <address@hidden> writes:

  > >>>>> On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 08:05:36 -0800, Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> 
  > >>> Hopefully the Mac OS X guys can get together and decide to support
  > >>> just one of the non-X11 ports...
  > >> 
  > >> For Emacs 22, I'll maintain the Carbon port (and possibly the
  > >> Carbon+AppKit port) unless my development environment for older
  > >> versions of Mac OS gets broken.
  > >> 
  > >> For Emacs 23, I don't have a plan to develop the Carbon port.  The
  > >> Carbon+AppKit port may be for my personal use only (I already have
  > >> the Core Text font backend driver for Leopard, and I can ignore
  > >> multi-tty for my own use), unless the Cocoa/GNUstep port fails to
  > >> become good enough.
  > > The question then is: would you be interested in using your
  > > expertise to help the Emacs.app port get merged into trunk, and get
  > > into a state that is at least as good as the Carbon port on
  > > emacs-22?
  > One may think that the two ports mainly differs in the APIs they use,
  > but what's really different between them is their fundamental design
  > and policy.  (Otherwise I wouldn't have tried to make another
  > Cocoa-based port.)

Some of that experience should be portable though: ability to
debug/diagnose problems, porting some of the relevant lisp code should
all be useful.

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