I’d like CVS write access. There are a few small patches I have in the queue
that aren’t being committed, and they’re small enough that it seems not to
be a quality of the code issue, more that people aren’t getting to them. I’d
like to commit Jamie Zawinski’s X selection fixes from the middle of last
year, and am prepared to back them out if they give people problems. (I’m
pretty sure they won’t; I haven’t seen any in six months running them.) I
can update the mhonarc configuration to work properly with the various MIME
character sets, in contrast to what it does at the moment.
I can co-ordinate with the authors of the package and import a more recent
version of crypt.el than is currently there, adding, for example, gpg
support to it out of the box.
There are also a few simple, relatively subjective changes I’d like to make;
- Move to vm-user-agent as our default email user agent, when available,
because it handles MIME properly, and there’s no excuse for our shipping a
default mail command that doesn’t.
- Move the default gc-cons-threshold from its current 500k to something
bigger. (We inherited 400k from the FSF; it’s been at 500k since at least
1996. I’ve been running with ten MB for a year or so now, to good effect,
and would suggest four as a good default for XEmacs. For one example of
what it does, it can make bigger VM folders much more usable.)
- Set the default X11 application class to “XEmacs”. Yes, this will
break old X11 resource files, but it’s nothing a search and replace can’t
fix, and it _is_ a branding issue :-)
- Set the default frame name to “XEmacs”. Same applies.
- Add a default binding for manual-entry under Unix. (For a few years
there, it was the one entry in my init.el I could least forego, and I
would most have liked to be able to take out.)
- Make cperl-perldoc an autoloaded function, and give it a default binding
under cperl mode.
I won’t commit anything huge and Mule-ish without discussion beforehand,
as would be expected.
If this suits people, I have an SSH public key available at
, and I’d prefer to use “aidan”
my CVS user name.
Bye, best regards,
“Ah come on now Ted, a Volkswagen with a mind of its own, driving all over
the place and going mad, if that’s not scary I don’t know what is.”