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Re: Emacs 23 Mac port

From: covici
Subject: Re: Emacs 23 Mac port
Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 12:34:12 -0400

YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu <address@hidden> wrote:

> >>>>> On Wed, 5 May 2010 11:58:21 -0400, David Reitter <address@hidden> said:
> > On May 3, 2010, at 10:35 PM, YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu wrote:
> >> The twelfth update of the Mac port, which is
> >> experimental/hackers-only,
> > It would be nice to merge the improvements from this port into the
> > NS port so that a larger group of users will eventually benefit from
> > it.
> Scratching the surface of the NS port doesn't make sense to me,
> because it contains so many "I wouldn't design/implement so" in its
> fundamental part.
> > Debugging something else, I came across a statement with substantial
> > foresight from you in 2005:
> >> As for Emacs 23, the Carbon port itself might become such that
> >> "it's difficult to understand why it should be supported".  From
> >> the users' point of view, it would be confusing to have two ports
> >> of Emacs that are the same version and have similar look-and-feel,
> >> provided that both of them are sufficiently stable and functional.
> > http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2005-09/msg00773.html
> I'm no longer maintaining "the Carbon port", and I think that now
> (especially after the release of Snow Leopard) people agree it was a
> right decision to abandon it early.  I could assign more time for
> developing another port that uses Cocoa AppKit, seeing if the NS port
> becomes good enough to me.
> Also, I said "provided that both of them are sufficiently stable and
> functional."  I don't encourage the person who think the NS port is
> already sufficiently stable and functional to try the Mac port (the
> README-mac file in the tarball says so at the beginning).
>                                    YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
>                               address@hidden

I would like some port that uses the coco kit, because I use voiceover
and so the current emacs -- or at least one I tried a few months ago was
not accessible at all, so any influence I have in that direction -- I
hope someone can do something about this.

Your life is like a penny.  You're going to lose it.  The question is:
How do
you spend it?

         John Covici

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