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Re: Emacs Mac port

From: Chad Brown
Subject: Re: Emacs Mac port
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:54:35 -0800

> On 30 Dec 2015, at 11:57, John Wiegley <address@hidden> wrote:
> Very well. Yamamoto-san, I imagine this will mean you still have to maintain a
> separate patch for Mac Port, but now covering only those features that the FSF
> does not yet accept into GNU Emacs. All the rest of your work can be merged in
> when you are ready. This should leave you with a much smaller patch to manage
> separately.
> I would like to see this work applied to the emacs-25 branch, as I have been
> using it daily for years and can vouch for its readiness. We also need a new
> section in the NEWS to describe what it offers as a build flavor for Mac
> users, and a section in the INSTALL file describing how to select it.

Personally, I would like to see the Mac Port gain support for the
NS port’s relocatable application bundle (that is, everything
Emacs uses is inside Emacs.app, and /usr/local is not touched).
This makes keeping multiple versions of emacs on the same machine
much nicer.

This support already works for NS and GNUStep, so it shouldn’t be
too hard to add to the Mac Port. Other platforms don’t use the
“.app” functionality, so it shouldn’t impact them, except to make
the functionality more portable if someone wants to try to adapt
it there.

I had meant to do this myself, and will get to it eventually, but
my hacking time is almost non-existant at this point,

Thank you,

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