21.4 better than 21.5?
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Dec 7 20:40:58 EST 2009
Aidan Kehoe writes:
> In this one thing it sucks, in the same way that Carbon GNU Emacs
Yup. I had to label Mandrake "unsupported, no way no how" to get them
to stop doing this kind of thing to XEmacs. XEmacs should have some
kind of convenient binding out of the box, and Rodney's suggestion is
plausible for Americans at least. But it absolutely *must* be
> and in the same way that I have no intention of having
> Carbon XEmacs suck.
Unfortunately, Apple has end-of-life'd the whole Carbon API (in a
practical sense, even if it has declared that the APIs will not be
removed for a while). It may be feasible to *develop* an excellent
Carbon XEmacs, but don't you personally have better things to do than
*maintain* it indefinitely? The optimistic scenario for Cocoa XEmacs
is that it will attract Mac hackers to work on it (not very
optimistic, given the experience of GNU with its Mac Emacsen, but
there's some chance). I am way more pessimistic about a Carbon
XEmacs attracting Mac hackers.
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