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Re: please consider emacs-unicode for pervasive changes

From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: please consider emacs-unicode for pervasive changes
Date: 31 Aug 2002 18:12:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> Could people who are working on things that might be desirale to
> include soon please speak up and identify those changes?

Not that I'm working on, but there are partly done things on the todo
list that deserve attention and I don't think have been tackled.

It would be nice to include W3, but I'm not sure it's in a good enough
state, and I'm not likely to fix it anytime soon.  (It has various
problems and omissions currently, and I don't think all its support
files are clean enough to include, although including it might
actually get people to help with it.)  However, a few of its files may
be worth including, as they aren't W3-specific as far as I remember,
e.g. socks.el and ssl.el.  (Some of the W3 pieces actually reveal the
need for extra hooks in Emacs; I think socks.el, as well as various
stuff for Emacspeak, as also noted in todo.)

The `url' package which supports W3 probably is in a good enough state
to install, however, although it still needs work and documentation.
It provides a framework and support for accessing URLs, like an HTTP
1.1 client in Lisp.  As far as I remember, it has complete assignments
(unlike at least one file in W3), but since I've lost access to
fencepost, I can't check.

Presumably the current Gnus development source should be considered,
but last I knew, there were assignment problems with that, and someone
will have to do the same sort of work as we did with Gnus 5.9
(including checking that bits we excluded then aren't still in the
sources).  I suspect it needs Mule-related attention too.

There's other work that could be taken up with small amounts of effort
to avoid it going to waste, such as merging back my branch containing
the XEmacs theme support for Custom which has been hanging around for
a long time.

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