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Re: emacs for pure Gtk3

From: Jose A. Ortega Ruiz
Subject: Re: emacs for pure Gtk3
Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2021 03:11:29 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sun, Jan 03 2021, 황병희 wrote:


> Thanks for testing Dmitry^^^ and i really like that people using pgtk
> emacs because i think Wayland will be the next linux distro's soil.

FWIW, i've been using the pgtk variant with sway for a while, and it's
working well for me, no show-stoppers so far.  it sure feels snappier
than x11. font rendering looks pretty similar to me; if anything, i'd
say it's a tad crispier.

two minor glitches: i use transparency, and sometimes i've had to
re-enable my theme after startup for it to really be set at the level
i'm asking (95%); and emacs doesn't seem to realize that i'm using a
dark gtk theme when it chooses its default background/foreground (but i
don't think that works for me in X/exwm either, although there i'm just
using startx to launch the "desktop").

in all other regards, pgtk is working remarkably smoothly, and the only
disadvantage is that it seems a bit memory hungry: it easly goes to
~1.5Gb of RES RAM with the same setup and usage that makes the X version
consume ~800Mb compiled without any toolkit (and that's with exwm, so in
X11 emacs is also the window manager).

but it's definitely a pleasure to have emacs working on pure wayland,
and i find myself wondering how hard would it be to port also exwm
(which uses xcb, i think) so that i could get rid of sway too :) 

so many thanks and kudos to the developers, and please keep up the good

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