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Re: --with-gtk as default?

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: --with-gtk as default?
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 10:27:54 +1300

 > >> 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?
 > >
 > > I don't have an opinion about this, but if we eventually do make this
 > > the default, please exclude Cygwin from the platforms that build with
 > > GTK+ by default, because as Jan discovered, the Cygwin build is
 > > currently incompatible with GTK+.
 > Cygwin is basically an X11 build?

I guess the various distributions will build Emacs with GTK, anyway.  The
advantage of Athena widgets may be that they build everywhere and, for that
reason alone, I think it is the best choice for the default.

Nick                                           http://www.inet.net.nz/~nickrob

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