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Re: New Emacs with GTK!


From: Bijan Soleymani
Subject: Re: New Emacs with GTK!
Date: 24 Mar 2003 08:42:49 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Michael Powe <address@hidden> writes:

>     Daniel> Why wouldn't FreeBSD use GPL code? They use GCC, right?
>     Daniel> Doesn't OpenBSD do that too?
> 
> they do use some gpl (gcc, e.g.) but freebsd'ers are among the
> principal proponents of the "gpl virus" theory.  they isolate gpl in
> their dev tree.  they often can be found in gnu.misc.discuss flaming
> rms.

That doesn't really pose a problem. If they don't use GPL programs
they won't use emacs anyways (many use vi). If they do then why would
they not use gtk, when there are so many programs that use gtk, (gimp,
evolution, etc.).

On a side note, gnome is available for FreeBSD, Solaris, etc.

Bijan



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