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Re: Emacs 23.2 plans

From: Tobias C. Rittweiler
Subject: Re: Emacs 23.2 plans
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:26:16 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Jan Djärv <address@hidden> writes:

> Tobias C. Rittweiler skrev:
>> Jan Djärv <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Chong Yidong skrev:
>>>> Jan Djärv <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> I have completed the GConf/Xsetting code (after way to long time) now
>>>>> and would like to check it in.  I don't know if it counts as a major
>>>>> change, but its implications might.
>>>>> Basically Emacs reads the system font name from GConf and uses that.
>>>>> It also reacts to changes to the system font (can be turned off with a
>>>>> defcustom). GConf support can be turned off in configure.
>>>> I'm not sure if there's enough time to test this.  Font-related changes
>>>> seem pretty tricky to get right.  What about checking this in but
>>>> disabling the configure option by default, and enabling it after Emacs
>>>> 23.2?
>>> I've done so.  But IMHO a couple of monthe pre-test is time enough to test 
>>> it.
>> I'm interested in the change. How can I test it? 
> Make sure you have gconf development libraries installed
> (libgconf(2)-dev(el) or similar package).
> Run configure.  Set font-use-system-font to t (it is in the menu Options 
> also).
> Use Gnome settings to change the monospaced font.
> Also try to change dpi, hinting style and so on (this should work on
> KDE also). Emacs frames should be updated at once.

Trying to compile with

  ./configure --prefix=... --with-x-toolkit=gtk  --with-xpm=n

results in the following build error:

  gcc -c -D_BSD_SOURCE   -Demacs -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -I. 
-I/home/tcr/src/from-upstream/emacs/src -D_BSD_SOURCE -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 
-I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/cairo 
-I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include 
-I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libpng12 -I/usr/include/pixman-1 
-I/usr/include/freetype2   -I/usr/include/dbus-1.0 -I/usr/lib/dbus-1.0/include 
-DORBIT2=1 -pthread -I/usr/include/gconf/2 -I/usr/include/orbit-2.0 
-I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include -g -O2 -Wno-pointer-sign   
-MMD -MF deps/xsettings.d xsettings.c
  xsettings.c: In function ‘parse_xft_settings’:
  xsettings.c:318: error: ‘FC_LCD_NONE’ undeclared (first use in this function)
  xsettings.c:318: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
  xsettings.c:318: error: for each function it appears in.)
  xsettings.c:320: error: ‘FC_LCD_DEFAULT’ undeclared (first use in this 
  make[1]: *** [xsettings.o] Error 1
  make[1]: Leaving directory `/src/tcr/from-upstream/emacs/src'
  make: *** [src] Error 2

The topmost entry in src/ChangeLog is

  2009-11-17  Jan Djärv  <address@hidden>
          * xftfont.c (xftfont_fix_match): Older versions of fontconfig does
          not have FC_LCD_FILTER.  #ifdef it.


This is 

  Linux thaleron 2.6.24-25-386 #1 Tue Oct 20 06:50:20 UTC 2009 i686

The version of my libgconf2-dev package is: 2.22.0-ubuntu3
                  libxft/-dev   package is; 2.1.12-2ubuntu5

Anything else of interest?


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