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Re: w32 does not have emacsclient/server

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: w32 does not have emacsclient/server
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 17:07:10 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:

> Jason Rumney wrote:
>> Lennart Borgman wrote:
>>> I just want to tell that w32 still have no working
>>> emacsclient/server. Gnuserver/client is a workaround, but as far as
>>> I understand this can currently not be part of Emacs because of
>>> license problems.
>>> This sums up (in my opinion) that we can not distribute a fully
>>> working Emacs on w32. What should we do about this?
>> I am not sure what you are suggesting here. Are you suggesting that
>> we withdraw all support for Windows due to the support we do have
>> not being "fully working"? Are you suggesting that someone(TM)
>> should drop every thing else in their life and port emacsclient now?
>> If so, are you willing to pay for that to happen?
> Please don't shoot the messenger.

There is no message worth noting.  We don't have a working emacsclient
on w32, and that's well-known.  It won't magically come into being by
throwing a tantrum.

>> What is wrong with carrying on with what we have been doing for the
>> last 10 years, ie doing the best we can with the limited resources
>> we have?
> I know we have done as much as we can but I do not think we have
> reached our goal in this case.  I am looking for a way to handle
> this and I hope for good suggestions.

The way to handle this is to create a working implementation of
emacsclient.  Feel free to go ahead.

> The first thing is to hope for someone who can and want to do
> this. If this fail I think we at least should tell the truth about
> the state of Emacs in this respect.

Where do we lie about it?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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