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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Cocoa backend

From: Josef Weidendorfer
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Cocoa backend
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 23:16:55 +0100
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On Friday 15 December 2006 21:20, Henri Lesourd wrote:
> Nevertheless, I would like to underline one point : the experience
> of the native Windows port showed us that for specific technical
> parts of TeXmacs like these, if the code becomes unmaintained
> at some point, it is difficult to find a new maintainer, because
> the project in itself is not sufficiently general : you need to find
> one guy which is **in the same time** an OS-specific-things
> hacker and a TeXmacs fan. That's hard to find.

Wouldn't it be worth in the long run to implement the TeXmacs
widgets via a plattform independent GUI toolkit which is available
for X11, Windows, and OS-X?
Candidates are eg. Qt4 or GTK.
Of course, this way you need Qt/GTK hackers around, but you do not need
X11/Cocoa/Windows gurus.


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