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Re: daemon mode breakage

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: daemon mode breakage
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:19:27 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> writes:
>>> But if the connection is rudely dropped, then when I attempt to re-connect
>>> I get a blank window.
>> This is a bug in Gtk+.
>> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=85715.  (emacs/etc/PROBLEMS
>> has a note about this too).
>> If you intend to use the daemon mode, it's better to compile emacs
>> using the lucid toolkit.
>> It doesn't look like the Gtk+ bug will ever be fixed so...
> Is there any way for us to detect when this happens?  

Don't know.

> If so, we could make Emacs print an error message with the
> bugzilla.gnome.org bug url.

We should print a warning when a Gtk+ emacs is started in daemon mode.
Hopefully users will help lobby the Gtk+ maintainers to fix the bug if
the warnings is prominently displayed all the time, and the warning
would reduce the number of times this bug gets blamed on emacs.

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