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[bug#34128] [PATCH] add emacs built with xwidgets-support

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#34128] [PATCH] add emacs built with xwidgets-support
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:53:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)


Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> skribis:

> Arne Babenhauserheide <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hi Ludovic,
>>> Thanks for the patch!
>> Thank you for your review!
>>> I wonder why this hadn’t been done before;
>>> Nicolas, Alex, Pierre, thoughts?
>> There is an older bug with xwidgets support which had problems because
>> it depended on an old version of webkitgtk (I only found it after I sent
>> the patch). Maybe that stopped others from submitting.
> I performed the migration of the Emacs xwidgets feature from the old to
> the newer webkitgtk API, but that’s when I noticed that xwidgets are
> hardly usable in its current state.  I certainly wouldn’t use it as a
> browser, for example, because there is virtually no integration with the
> rest of Emacs.
> It works fine for sending JavaScript snippets to the widgets and have it
> respond, but it’s not very well integrated into Emacs.  Disabling
> JavaScript has the effect of disabling *all* JavaScript, which makes
> scrolling impossible (as it is implemented by sending JavaScript to the
> widget).
> Turning it into a usable browser would require more fundamental changes,
> and that’s when I stopped working on patches.

Oh, I was more optimistic; thanks for explaining.

Knowing this, what do you think of adding it as a package?  We also have
‘guile-emacs’ anyway…


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