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Re: emacs-22.1 under kubuntu 6.06

From: Giorgos Keramidas
Subject: Re: emacs-22.1 under kubuntu 6.06
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 01:58:22 +0300

On 2007-08-12 10:38, Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> wrote:
>Am 12.08.2007 um 03:47 schrieb Giorgos Keramidas:
>> On Fri, 10 Aug 2007 02:46:50 -0700, stephan.zimmer wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> I just downloaded emacs-22.1 and build it (by hand) under kubuntu
>>> 6.06. Everything works fine, except that the menus of emacs look quite
>>> ugly (like the menus of application using a very old X-version);
>>> furhtermore the menubar has a black background color. Does anyone know
>>> how to avoid this?
>> You have probably built Emacs without Lucid widgets.  Emacs 22 can build
>> with GTK+ widgets too, but you will have to run the `configure' script
>> with the option `--with-gtk' or with the option `--with-x-toolkit=gtk'.
> According to my experience GTK+ is now preferred over Athena/Lucid or
> Motif.  It's just necessary that all the necessary development
> packages are installed, which is not the regular case in Linux.
> Configure's output shows when it fails, and config.log will explain
> why.

You are right of course.  The default build of GNU Emacs will now prefer
GTK+ whenever possible.  I am not really experienced with the default
installation of the major GNU/Linux distributions (I only found out last
night that the default "base system" in Ubuntu does not include all the
necessary bits to compile programs, and one has to install a set of -dev
packages, for example).

Thanks for the clarification :-)

- Giorgos

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