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Re: Post-22.1 development?

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: Post-22.1 development?
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 09:10:16 +1200

 >      > What does the feedback consist of?  Users saying they wish the GTK
 >      > build were the default?  I believe there are some.  However, how many
 >      > users said nothing because they are happy that GTK is NOT the default?
 >     There's a long thread on fedora-devel (Why isn't emacs installed by 
 > default)
 > I can't read it there, but I would like to know what it says
 > that is relevant.
 > What did people there say about this particular question?
 > And how many of them supported it?

It's a bit rambling, but the relevant part is how Emacs doesn't sit naturally
on a modern Desktop.  I don't fully understand the issues but Jan D. could
probably explain them.

This is what Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte dot net> say:

> > Can you please explain what you are talking about?  By "targets
> > 1995-ish desktops," do you mean that emacs lacks pop-up windows,
> > icons, menus, and so, on?  Or something else you desire?

> I mean emacs does not use the current desktop font infrastructure,
> does not use one of the main GUI desktop toolkits, does not support
> cleanly i18n & our main encoding (UTF-8), does not integrate with the
> accessibility infrastructure, does not integrate with the printing
> infrastructure, and the list goes on and on.

I've not cross-posted, but you could ask him how specifically it could be
improved, e.g., I don't know what he means by printing infrastructure.

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

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