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Re: Android port of Emacs


From: Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Android port of Emacs
Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2023 11:00:30 +0200
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Gregory Heytings <gregory@heytings.org> writes:

>>> There is another data point that should, I believe, be mentioned:
>>> users who want to run Emacs on an Android device can already do so,
>>> with both its TUI and GUI, without any changes whatsoever on the
>>> Emacs side.
>>
>> FWIW, I tried to use that but found it unbearable.  I can't remember
>> all the annoyances, but there were many, and AFAIK there is no way
>> for *us* to fix them.
>>
>
> Many users try to use Emacs and find it unbearable ;-)
>
> More seriously, IMO "unbearable" is too vague.  Which X server did you
> try, with which keyboard if you used a soft keyboard, and with which
> Emacs version?  And which annoyances do you remember?  The Termux:X11
> X server is under active development, so I'd suggest to try again, and
> to report the annoyances you still experience.

I would already consider it an improvement to have an official Emacs
version that’s less complex to install *right* on Android.

Best wishes,
Arne
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