The New MacOS X port.
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Feb 14 22:06:34 EST 2005
>>>>> "Rodney" == Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> writes:
Rodney> I hate to disagree with Stephen, but I've never been able
Rodney> to get Pitts' version to work.
No problem if you disagree with me, I'm pretty idiosyncratic.
Rodney> He has supported the GNU Emacs ports (OS 9 and OS X)
Rodney> completely satisfactorily IMHO. I'm sure that his support
Rodney> of XEmacs would be no less.
He also had a supporting cast for the merge to GNU's mainline, and
things seem to be trundling along there. My concern is _merge to the
mainline_ when Andrew just announced on c.e.x that he's going to be
gone for some weeks. _If_ Andrew can promise to be around at critical
times _we_ define, or _if_ we can attract developers who can back him
up, I'd say adding to the mainline is OK. If not, we're just assuming
an additional maintenance burden without really doing anything beyond
what Andrew has already done for users.
Rodney> So, I second Malcolm's suggestion and I'd like to see this
Rodney> on the XEmacs Community News RSN. If we can all agree,
Rodney> then I'd be willing to come up with a patch to
Please do. I'm very happy to have Andrew's port; much as I like
Pitts's port, it hasn't gone anywhere and it won't. With Andrew's
permission (we don't want to fork his code while he is inactive!), we
could also check it in on a branch. I see no problem with giving him
access to our repository, again, if that's not an inconvenience for him.
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