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Re: Android port of Emacs

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: Android port of Emacs
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2023 15:41:18 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:

> That's not relevant: we could merge only those features from the
> branch.

I can't help with that, unfortunately.

> Then I guess they are not so useful on X after all.

Lars and many other users have asked for them in the past.  If you
search for ``XInput'' in this list's archives, you will see people
asking for them as far back as 2016.

> Relying on a single person for developing a significant port is
> something I would be very uncomfortable about.  We have bad experience
> with that for other ports and significant features.  There's no reason
> to repeat past mistakes if we believe this is a similar situation.

But currently, we are essentially relying on one person (or nobody at
all) to develop each of the ports in existence.  And most recent
significant C-level features in Emacs _are_ being developed by one
single person: Bidi reordering, native compilation, threads, et cetera.
In many of these cases, the features are related to a subject in which
only one Emacs developer specializes.

If we waited for two or more people to show up, nothing would ever get

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