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Re: new image library "requirements"

From: Sascha Wilde
Subject: Re: new image library "requirements"
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 17:37:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

martin rudalics <address@hidden> wrote:

>> Maybe it should make a human-understandable report of missing
>> functionality at the very end of the configure run:
> I support that.


>> ----  WARNING ----
>> The following functionalities will be missing in your compilation of
>> Emacs because of missing development libraries (specify
>> -without-FEATURE to omit warning about such a missing feature):
>> jpeg: used for displaying jpeg image files
>> tiff: used for displaying tiff image files
>> xpm: used for displaying xpm image files and color icons
>> alsa: used for playing sounds from within Emacs
> Including a short description of the consequences when such a
> functionality is missing.

Please don't make this unnecessary verbose.  I think "The following
functionalities will be missing ... displaying jpeg image files"
perfectly clear.  People building complex software like emacs from
source should be able to understand this messages and its

Sascha Wilde
"The primary difference [...] is that the Java program will reliably
and obviously crash, whereas the C program will do something obscure."  
   -- Java Language Tutorial

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