Re: future of emacs20
On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 12:03:32PM -0500, Rob Browning wrote:
> One thing I'm not all that happy about is the xaw3d scrollbars. I'm
> tempted to go back to the plain ones. They seemed cleaner and more
> functional to me. I suppose I'm also going to have to think about
> what (if anything) I might want to do about gtk as well...
There's clearly a strong retro contingent in the emacs community, but even
there, I think a general rule is that -- for better or for worse -- `eye
candy matters.' This is especially true for newbie users.
For this reason, I think that if there's only one emacs package, GTK is the
way to go -- it may have a few rough edges compared to the native scrollbars
but it looks _infinitely_ better, and makes emacs feel like it's finally a
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