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Re: future of emacs20

Miles Bader <miles@gnu.org> writes:

> 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
> `real' app.

Hmm.  One problem I have is that the "new" scrollbars are actually a
loss functionality-wise.  Being able to scroll up or down with
left/right clicks is useful...

Also, I'm hesitant to require GTK just to run Emacs under X, but we'll
see.  I've discussed it a bit upstream, and I'll ask again when it
comes time.  In the end, if there's an upstream preference, I'll
probably honor that.  I'm not looking forward to it, but if it's the
best solution, I might compromise with emacsXY and emacsXY-gtk or

Rob Browning
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