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Re: multi-tty branch + GTK (Re: copyrights to be fixed)

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: multi-tty branch + GTK (Re: copyrights to be fixed)
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 12:45:22 -0500

    > Does the current version work properly with multiple terminals
    > when built with GTK?

    Multiple X server support is disabled in the GTK build of the multi-tty
    branch due to the GTK bug cited above.

My question is what the _current_ version of Emacs does with multiple
terminals (X terminals, that is), when it is built with GTK.

However, that answer is important, because it shows we cannot merge in
the multi-tty support under present circumstances.  It would imply a
significant loss of functionality for users of X.

    Incidentally, most of the multiple X display support comes from the
    trunk, so the bug is reproducible there as well.  It is unlikely to
    occur in normal usage, though: the trunk does not normally disconnect
    from an X server, while the multi-tty branch disconnects immediately
    when the last frame is deleted. It is the act of disconnection that
    triggers the GTK crash.

That answers my question.

One possible work-around would be not to disconnect from an X server.

Can someone change the multi-tty branch so that, when built with GTK,
it does not try to disconnect?  Then it could support multiple X
terminals with GTK as well as the current version does.  This obstacle
to merging in the multi-tty branch would be gone.

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