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Re: Emacs on OS X development

From: Donald Curtis
Subject: Re: Emacs on OS X development
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:34:06 -0500

I have found that there are problems using the current ns version over screen 
sharing (input to the GUI fails).  I have also noticed that when doing HTTP 
connections, things tended to get stuck on the ns-port until I gave some 
keyboard or mouse input over the GUI.  

All of these issues have been reported but I now use the Mac port and am much 
happier.  My only complaint is that now that Yamamoto has included the GUI 
animation stuff, it triggers my discrete GPU on my laptop, something I would 
like it to not do.

Anyways, my point want to commend the work and put in my vote for the mac 
version.  I guess the only thing I can do is attempt to try an merge in the 
changes, but it sounds like people more educated on the matter myself have 
tried and failed.

It seems like merging the two may be worse though, possibly what we need is a 
special branch, one that is supported by the project?

And interested parties should get their "copyright / permission" forms faxed in 


On Jul 15, 2012, at 12:50 PM, chad wrote:

> On Jul 15, 2012, at 6:12 AM, Paul Michael Reilly wrote:
>> And I concur.  Perhaps someone can explain to me the downside of having 
>> Yamamoto place his tree as a sibling to the ns tree. [...]
>> That said, I use the ns tree daily and love it. [...]
> This, I think, is the practical problem we keep running into.  The mac port 
> has never integrated with the development head well (in the 2+ years I've 
> been watching), and it doesn't look like it will live next to the ns port 
> without significant effort.  On the flip side, while some people seem to have 
> a much better experience with the mac port than the ns port, others 
> (including myself) have the opposite experience. 
> Right now, we're the closest we've ever been to being able to try the mac 
> port code with the current emacs (not the last release, but the current 
> code), and from what I'm hearing 2-4 people have made small attempts at 
> integrating the two and failed.  I'm sure that a dedicated effort would 
> succeed, but it won't be trivial, and it might not even be easy.  This really 
> seems like a place where arguing pre-code is not very helpful - let's get a 
> working dev+mac tree somewhere, and then figure out what to do with them.
> Hopefully this isn't making things worse,
> *Chad

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