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Re: Can we go GTK-only?

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: Can we go GTK-only?
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:15:02 -0400

On Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:32:14 -0700 Paul Eggert <address@hidden>
> Alternatively, how about if we change the GTK port to be more like
> the NS port? That is, we leave xterm.o, xfns.c, xselect.c etc.
> alone (except for removing the GTK-related parts), and have new
> source files gtkterm.c, gtkfns.c, gtkselect.c etc. as needed to
> support GTK. The GTK port would no longer define HAVE_X_WINDOWS.
> That way, the no-toolkit, Motif, and Athena configurations would
> still work, without getting in the way of GTK.

This seems like a good idea. Emacs already has multiple front ends.
Having a distinct GTK front end seems like a good, clean sort of
segregation. The legacy code can be left in and alone for now for the
benefit of those who use it.

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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