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bug#2532: NS: ns-expand-space / slider in Preferences dialog not functio
bug#2532: NS: ns-expand-space / slider in Preferences dialog not functional
Fri, 6 Mar 2009 14:35:55 -0500
On 6 Mar 2009, at 14:20, Adrian Robert wrote:
This is no longer true -- running -q or -Q now ignores the plist --
though not X resources, I believe. The one difference between the
NS defaults and X resources is that the defaults system is read/
write, whereas X resources are for some strange reason read-only by
design. After various discussion here, I now believe this
difference is fundamental, and that the NS defaults system should
therefore be used in Emacs only internally for parameters that are
specific to NS and not set by users. This includes reading existing
system settings like anti-aliasing threshold, as well as storing
previous directories and window locations for file open/save
dialogs. Completely behind-the-scenes stuff.
Yes, I agree. It's great that there is now a way to access the NS
I would advocate, however, to only use the NS prefs systems for
variables that cannot be implemented with the customization system,
i.e. stuff that needs to be initialized on startup, because user files
I am not sure if it is appropriate to do this under pretest,
however. It would be a user-visible change and potentially cause
unexpected side effects.
Up to the maintainers to decide:
Is "user-visibility" the right criterion? (Bug fixes are user-visible!)
Shouldn't it be "dangerous" vs. not, and "bug fixes" vs. "features",
and "recent regressions" vs. not?
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