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--with-gtk as default?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: --with-gtk as default?
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 20:43:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.94 (gnu/linux)

Given that GNOME is considered part of the GNU project, should not be
--with-gtk be the default for compiling Emacs rather than Athena
widgets, at least where GTK+ is available?

Athena widgets are really quite ghastly to look at, don't get
antialiasing IIRC and are a bad choice for the _default_ look of Emacs
as it will probably get distributed by OS distributors unless we
change the default.

It is ok to have Xaw as a fallback and on demand, but we also use
GNOME icons and stuff, and the resulting optics would be quite more

While my personal choice (GTK+ widgets but Lucid scrollbar) is not fit
for a default, I definitely think I would rather live with the GTK+
scrollbar semantics (and/or nag the GTK developers to make their
behavior customizable) than the Athena looks.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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