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Re: Fix some tooltip related problems

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: Fix some tooltip related problems
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:57:38 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> OK. But if we stop supporting GTK at some point, what ends up being
>> its replacement? I doubt we'll be able to support Lucid and Motif
>> forever, given that X is going to be replaced with Wayland.
> We should indeed move to supporting Wayland natively; volunteers are
> most welcome to work on that.  The Cairo support was supposed to be
> the first step in that direction, but it has known bugs and needs a
> lot of loving care for us to be able to turn it on by default.
> Working on this requires to have experts on board that we
> unfortunately don't seem to have at this time, and that gap bothers me
> personally quite a lot, because I think it's a serious threat to
> Emacs's future.

I'm unclear as to how we could 'support Wayland natively' without
using some kind of toolkit for menus, scrollbars, etc.


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