On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:16:51AM +0000, Julian Bradfield wrote:
On 2009-02-26, Marcus Harnisch <marcus.harnisch(a)gmx.net>
> First of all, I would like to second the idea of switching to a single
> cross-platform toolkit. After a serious initial effort, this would
Let me un-second this!
There are all these programs that use some crappy toolkit (GTK+
springs to mind, even though I've used it exactly because it is
cross-platform...) that (a) looks awful anyway (b) refuses to play
nicely with the system standard for customization.
There are essentially two "standard" widget toolkits in the Unix world
at that point~: GTK+ and Qt. Everything else is peanuts.
I agree with you that switching to one toolkit would just make XEmacs
crap on all architectures.
I keep meaning to propose a student project to make GTK understand X
resources - perhaps I should really do it.
They won't be interested in the result. They consider their registry
imitation (gconf, now becoming dconf it seems) the right way to do
thing and X resources obsolete. They're neither writable nor XML you
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