Robert Pluim <address@hidden
> schrieb am Fr., 12. Jan. 2018 um 14:58 Uhr:
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.
We would support Wayland by using GTK+ correctly. GTK+ already supports Wayland; we just need to get rid of the weird GTK+/X hybrid, and write a proper GTK+-only "terminal".