>>>>> On Mon, 20 Dec 2021 18:35:20 +0800, Po Lu <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
Po> I think only a small percentage of Emacs users track master. Most of us
Po> probably wait for the pretests to come out before complaining about this
Po> or that.
Emacs *users* yes. I expected packagers to live a bit closer to the
>> If thereʼs a strong will to put it back, we can of course do so, but I
>> was hoping to achieve more removals of problematic display code. If
>> even such a small change is rejected, then I lose hope we will ever
>> achieve such simplifications.
Po> I've been slowly working on cleaning up xterm.c, and from that
Po> experience it doesn't seem like removing Motif support will achieve any
Po> real simplification. But there are lots of GTK-related things that
Po> simply aren't necessary anymore, and some of the workarounds for GTK 3
Po> we used to have need to be updated for recent developments in the GTK
Thatʼs good to hear. Iʼd still like to remove eg Xft support
Po> So again, I hope we will agree to reinstate Motif support.
Thatʼs not up to me, but Iʼm not going to object either.
On Mon 20 Dec 2021 at 12:09PM +01, Robert Pluim wrote:
>>>>>> On Mon, 20 Dec 2021 18:35:20 +0800, Po Lu <email@example.com> said:
> Po> I think only a small percentage of Emacs users track master. Most of us
> Po> probably wait for the pretests to come out before complaining about this
> Po> or that.
> Emacs *users* yes. I expected packagers to live a bit closer to the
> bleeding edge.
The view from the Debian Emacs team is that I think I'm the only one
tracking master out of four or five of us, and I'm not the one with
primary responsibility for packaging Emacs itself.