>>>> "Doug" == Doug Alcorn
Doug> After seeing the "Call for Testers" for 21.2/22.0, I thought
Doug> I would jump on the bandwagon.
Doug> I'm primarily interested in the GTK+ port.
Bill Perry promised a merge by February 1. (To be precise, he said it
was feasible and hasn't retracted that statement.)
Doug> When I run ./configure, I don't see anything about enabling gtk+.
Nope, not yet.
Doug> Has the gtk+ port been merged in with 21.2 yet?
Nope, not yet.
Doug> Is it the default toolkit?
No, and it won't be default in the release. Right now GTK is "cool"
but is not supported by lots of code that uses it. I'm hoping for an
avalanche of extension and customization, but that will take fairly
hardened "out-of-the-box-config? Just Say No" hacker types at first.
(This is open to discussion, but preliminary discussion showed the
Review Board is pretty much unanimously against defaulting to
--with-gtk=yes in the release.)
It probably will not be default in the betas, either. (Again open to
discussion, but there is almost no support for it on the Board, I
should revise that part of the release plan.)
Doug> How do I compile xemacs with GTK+ support?
To get GTK support, use the --with-gtk=yes argument to configure with
source code that supports GTK.
At the moment, if you want to work with ancillary support like
actually using the GTK widgets to make Custom look nicer and stuff
like that, check out the xemacs module with `-r gtk-xemacs'
. This currently gives you a 21.1 XEmacs with GTK
If you want to help Bill with the port (he has a tree of code that
builds but doesn't quite run as of last report, some weeks ago), mail
him directly, I guess.
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