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Re: Emacs pretest 22.1.91

From: Takashi Hiromatsu
Subject: Re: Emacs pretest 22.1.91
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:57:58 +0900
User-agent: Wanderlust/2.15.6 (Almost Unreal) EMIKO/1.14.1 (Choanoflagellata) LIMIT/1.14.10 (Furuichi) APEL/10.7 Emacs/22.1.91 (i386-mingw-nt5.0.2195) MULE/5.0 (SAKAKI)

Thank you for your detail explanation. For me, You meant that libxpm.dll
has advances in stability and compatibility area.

OK, could you placed the libxpm.dll alone on the web?

In Japan, many peoples want to build Emacs by themselves to implement some
patches like japanese IME. Ofcourse they also want to use more stable
DLLs, but not want to download huge package.

Takashi Hiromatsu

At Mon, 25 Feb 2008 02:27:02 +0100,
Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 2:16 AM, Takashi Hiromatsu
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> >  In my opinion,
> >     If your libxpm.dll has much advances than others, it should be placed
> >     at first in the alist. And it is better that the DLL can be take
> >     alone, not with huge package.
> >     If not, more popular one should be placed at first.
> It is largely irrelevant how much "advanced" a release of libxpm is,
> because Emacs is not a general interface to access its functions; it
> just uses a subset of it for its purposes, a subset which is
> implemented in all three of libxpm.dll, xpm4.dll and libXpm-nox4.dll.
> Choosing one or the other is more a matter of stability (bug fixes,
> etc.) and compatibility with Emacs. As libxpm.dll is now included in
> the binary Windows distribution, certainly it makes sense to prefer
> it, as it can be assumed it is relatively stable and compatible. If
> the user really prefers to use another library, he can trivially
> modify `image-library-alist' in his .emacs.
>              Juanma

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