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Re: Emacs as browser (was Re: Concurrency, again)

From: Philippe Vaucher
Subject: Re: Emacs as browser (was Re: Concurrency, again)
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:15:11 +0200

> Wayland is on the horizon for Linux. X doesn't have an infinite
> life ahead of it, it dates from the 1980s and the free OS world
> is working to move past it (thus Wayland).

Mostly irrelevant for Emacs, since we have no experts on that on
board, and no development being done in that direction AFAIK.  Without
such development, we will be forever tied to X (and die when it dies),
and any attempts to break those ties will end up like the Cairo build
did, unfortunately, even though the person who worked on that was an
excellent expert (he just left too soon).

Just putting it out there, maybe it's irrelevant or does not make sense but: how about using Qt?

From my own experience of using it, it's the clear winner when you want something simple (yet powerful) & portable. That way you are not tied to X or the win32 api or whatever (tho I agree you are then tied to Qt).

Also, the community is huge and I'd expect much more people willing to fiddle with Qt than with X.

My 0.02$

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