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Re: Gtk tabs in emacs, new branch.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Gtk tabs in emacs, new branch.
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 11:09:15 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Apparently the Gnome/Gtk guys aren't out to make life of application
>> writers easier.  They're instead dedicated to making things easy/uniform
>> for the end user, which imposes severe constraints on the applications,
>> especially ones like Emacs which haven't been designed around Gtk's ideas.
> They do wan't Gtk+/Gnome applications to behave and look uniform, I think
> that is a good thing for a desktop environment.
> On the other hand, the GUI design in Emacs is awkward at best and doesn't
> fit well with *any* toolkit out there.

But the Gtk guys go to extra trouble to make sure that apps like Emacs
can't conveniently use Gtk to get what they want, without this effort
making it any easier for other apps to get a consistent look&feel.
[ I'm obviously thinking of scrollbars here. ]


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