XEmacs 21.4.19: Problem with customized folders on Windows XP
Sun Nov 12 23:34:29 EST 2006
Benson Margulies writes:
> I've never seen any program other than xemacs pay any attention to the
> read-only attribute on a Windows directory. I suspect that XEmacs is
> manually checking the bit. Given the complexity of ACLS, XEmacs needs to
> just go ahead and try to write to the directory and see what comes back,
> or learn to use the API that asks 'do I have effective Write access'.
> Looking at the flag is only causing confusion.
We have both native and Cygwin implementations, and currently no
active experienced Windows developers. Patches would be welcome.
Vague specifications that say "this is hard" ;-) will be ignored by me
for sure (I don't even have a working Windows system at the moment),
and probably by the project for lack of skills.
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