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Re: [emacs-w3m/emacs-w3m] Slow beginning to remove xemacs support, rm w3m-xmas .. (#28)
- From: Katsumi Yamaoka <yamaoka@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:23:18 +0900
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On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:02:55 +0000, andres.ramirez wrote:
> Perhaps what I am going to say. It is not possible. But recently I have
> run emacs-20 on Dosbox. ¿why? because it was available on that
> machine. :)
> So. maybe in the far future someone need to try xemacs (just for
> historical reasons). It would be nice if there is a emacs-w3m git tag about the
> last commit working with xemacs. Just an idea.
Unfortunately I don't know what is the last point that emacs-w3m
works with XEmacs. Some new features of modern Emacsen have been
being implemented gradually, so, even if they are not yet so many,
the current emacs-w3m should no longer work with XEmacs fully.
XEmacs once used to be the only Emacs that support displaying
images inline, and I got to be an enthusiastic fan. Although
there were many people to improve XEmacs for not only images but
also multilingualization, etc., etc. and was in no way inferior
to Emacs in those days, they had all gone.
The main reason I want to drop XEmacs and also old Emacsen is to
make the development environment narrowed to the modern Emacsen.
Young people don't know Emacs 20, and if she wants to use a feature
that only the modern one supports, old people have to follow it up
with a workaround for old ones. Let me say based on my experience,
it is just a waste of time.
>> Please let me be a person who drop XEmacs stuff, that I almost
>> wrote and I am most familiar with. At any rate, emacs-w3m should
>> no longer work with XEmacs, so I will do it sooner or later when I
>> have time.
What I wanted to say in it is I don't want a person who isn't
familiar with XEmacs to do it.