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

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Cairo bugs (was Re: Emacs as browser (was Re: Concurrency, again))
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:22:08 -0400

On Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:42:07 +0300 Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > And what *did* happen to the Cairo stuff?  
> I has bugs that we cannot fix because no one knowns enough about
> Cairo drawing.  The person who wrote the code left the Emacs
> development short time after merging the code.
> > Cairo would make Wayland easy if I recall correctly.  
> That was the idea behind introducing it.
> > > IMO, working on that is much more important for the future of
> > > Emacs than any other improvements, including, but not limited
> > > to, the "future of Emacs Lisp" discussions, the
> > > "feature/integrated-elpa" discussions, etc.  Developing Emacs
> > > without first-class experts on X on board makes no sense to
> > > me.  
> > 
> > Perhaps no first class experts in the area are aware that Emacs
> > needs the help?  
> Perhaps.

So, I believe Keith Packard (who co-created Cairo and is a very
expert GUI developer) uses Emacs. Perhaps if one of the Emacs
maintainers appealed to him, he might be able to find someone able to

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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