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Re: An Emacs plug-in for a browser (Firefox?)

From: T. V. Raman
Subject: Re: An Emacs plug-in for a browser (Firefox?)
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 14:54:27 -0700

I think this would make an excellent Google Summer Of Code
project if we can find the right  people to do the project. Do
you have someone in mind?

>>>>> "Chong" == Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:
    Chong> "Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:
    >> I proposed years ago that we extend Emacs to the point
    >> where it can function as a word processor.  This is mainly
    >> a matter of adding features that let you put things in a
    >> buffer (and save them in files) to get various kinds of
    >> formatting effects.  To display web pages is an even more
    >> distant goal; it requires MORE new buffer and display
    >> features.
    Chong> That's assuming we rely on the Emacs redisplay engine.
    Chong> The approach being discussed in this thread is to
    Chong> embedding the output generated by an external browser
    Chong> library in an Emacs window.
    Chong> Basically, this involves being able to tell an Emacs
    Chong> window not to draw the usual Emacs display, but to
    Chong> display the output from an external process (an
    Chong> embedded browser process) instead.  I think it's very
    Chong> feasible, assuming someone has the time to do it.  The
    Chong> bottleneck here is manpower.
    Chong> (Maybe this would be a good Google Summer of Code
    Chong> project).

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