What systems do we really support?
rsparapa at mcw.edu
Tue Nov 10 10:08:52 EST 2009
Julian Bradfield wrote:
> On 2009-11-09, Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at mcw.edu> wrote:
>> Even going back to [Solaris] 8 will be a challenge since modern features
>> like GNOME/KDE were AFAIK not even available until 9; and even
> Que? What's that got to do with XEmacs? One of the reasons I use
> XEmacs is that it's as far removed as possible from the GNOME/KDE plague
> that infests modern systems!
What we are talking about is future development (it's the royal "we"
since I am only testing). I suspect there will be a lot of effort put
into xemacs beta so that it may happily co-exist with new technology
like GNOME/Xft/Unicode/other things I know little about/etc. Therefore,
Solaris 8 and 9 would be pretty poor targets for development and
support. OTOH, Solaris 10 and, especially, OpenSolaris are right in the
wheel house. I suppose that the autotools are capable supporting
crippled versions on Solaris 8 and 9. But, the question is: where do
you want to put the effort?
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