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Re: Can we go GTK-only?

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Can we go GTK-only?
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:15:17 +0300

> Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:27:01 +0200
> Cc: Daniel Colascione <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> From: Ulrich Mueller <address@hidden>
> >>>>> On Fri, 28 Oct 2016, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> > I don't know how wide Motif and Athena are used; IMO we shouldn't
> > delete them if they are still in use.  E.g., are the major Linux
> > distros still offering such packages?
> Gentoo offers both, and looking at metadata in bugs reported to us, it
> appears that both of them are used by a significant fraction of users
> (in spite of GTK+ being the build option preferred by our ebuilds).

Thanks for the data points.

> Also, GTK+ (in version 2 or 3) still crashes for multi-tty Emacs,
> due to bug 85715 <https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=85715>.
> Given that this has been reported 14 years ago, my guess is that it
> will never be fixed.

Yes, that's one reason why I don't think we should put all of our eggs
in the GTK+ basket.

> Has anyone tried porting Emacs to Qt? :)

We talked about it ;-)

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