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Re: Copy things out of Emacs

From: Leo
Subject: Re: Copy things out of Emacs
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 11:09:19 +0100
User-agent: No Gnus v0.7, Emacs/ (2007-05-18), Fedora 6.93 gnu/linux

----- Tim X (2007-05-24) wrote:-----

> Hmm, that must be some issue with the unicode branch of emacs 22. I'm
> running the main branch and have been for a long time now. I was
> running the older X toolkit version, but have switched to the GTK
> version about 6 weeks ago. I run almost exclusively within native X
> and have no stability problems or any load issues. I've had perhaps
> one or two crashes in over 18 months and some problems with tramp
> (which turned out to be due to an add-on package. I live in emacs
> pretty much every day all day, at work and at home.

Actually I have just upgraded from the main branch. I have now converted
all .el to Emacs 23. It takes time to go back.

> As the unicode branch is still under active development and given the
> likely impact of the changes in that branch, I suspect you will find
> many packages that don't quite work correctly. Changing something as
> large as emacs to use unicode is not trivial and there are many emacs
> packages that have been written with the assumption of character sets
> being single byte etc.

However it seems to under-manpower to fix bugs.

> I have found the UTF-8 support in the main branch of eamcs 22 to be
> very good and reliable. If that is enough for you, I'd suggest trying
> the main 22 branch within an xterm and seeing if that improves the
> situation for you (is the XFT stuff even relevant if your running
> within an xterm anyway? wouldn't the xterm be handling all of that?)
> Tim

It might be time to try the multi-tty branch ;)
Leo <sdl.web AT>                         (GPG Key: 9283AA3F)

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