>>>> "Bill" == William M Perry
Bill> I told him to join xemacs-beta, and that XEmacs/Qt would be doable. It
Bill> would arguably make a better cross-platform toolkit for windows / mac / unix
Bill> than GTK.
Bill> And seeing it run on the Qt framebuffer would be worth every ounce of energy
Bill> spent doing the port. :) XEmacs on the iPaq.... hmmm...
Do keep in mind that the FSF considers XEmacs/Qt illegal. I happen to
disagree with that, and believe that Motif and Qt are functionally at
the same level - if you can use one, you can use the other. However,
XEmacs/Qt might become *the* politically controversial application in
the free software world (but that's good for publicity!).
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