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bug#24579: [PATCH] borderless windows on OS X

From: Jay McCarthy
Subject: bug#24579: [PATCH] borderless windows on OS X
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:27:50 -0400

On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 2:36 PM, martin rudalics <address@hidden> wrote:
>> but I noticed there were some
>> messages on the mailing list after our discussion that seem to imply
>> this will languish uncommitted. Is there anything I can do to prevent
>> that?
> There were objections because people think that the patch does something
> on OS X which is not possible on free systems.  I presented my arguments
> in favor of its application but since I cannot test it I cannot apply it
> either.

This sounds like a holy war and not a technical argument about the patch.

As far as I can tell, most of the 'ns-' variables only work on OS X
and their documentation only references versions of OS X and not
versions of GNUstep. GNUstep clearly is trying to mimic OS X on this
API, so if the attribute masks don't work, that's an error in GNUstep,
rather than something Emacs shouldn't do.

Jay McCarthy
Associate Professor
PLT @ CS @ UMass Lowell

           "Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing,
      for ye are laying the foundation of a great work.
And out of small things proceedeth that which is great."
                          - D&C 64:33

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