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Re: Updated: emacs*-24.2.90-1 (TEST)

On 12/3/2012 8:09 AM, Achim Gratz wrote:
Ken Brown <kbrown <at>> writes:
I'm not sure what you mean by "without Gtk".  Do you want some other X
toolkit, such as Lucid or Motif?  Or no X toolkit?  What would be the
advantage of that?  The emacs build uses Gtk by default, so I would need
a good reason to do something different on Cygwin.

openSUSE offers emacs-nox, emacs-x11 and emacs-gtk binaries and subpackages; emacs-x11 is built with Athena Widgets IIRC and does so precisely to avoid forcing the many dbus/Gtk dependencies onto systems that have no use for it otherwise. I've been trying to keep a "lean" X11 alternative for my Cygwin installation here that does not pull in all that desktop infrastructure, but it seems I'm losing that battle anyway (both on the Gnome and the KDE/Qt front).

I can understand the motivation, but I really don't think Cygwin needs yet another emacs package, especially if it differs from the upstream defaults. FWIW, I just checked Fedora 17. On that system, `yum install emacs' gives you Emacs 24.1 with GTK+-2, which was the upstream default when Emacs 24.1 was released. I also saw an emacs-nox package, but I didn't see Emacs built with an X toolkit other than Gtk.


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