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Re: TODO additions
Re: TODO additions
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 09:07:06 -0400
> * Provide a means to display a background image in a window [miles
> started on this?] and extract image-relative coordinates from mouse
> clicks on images. (Both needed for W3.) Also useful for W3 and Gnus:
> allow scrolling images properly.
I couldn't care less about background images (my browser config
explicitly disrergards background settings), but image scrolling is
important and deserves its own TODO entry.
> * Convert the XPM bitmaps to PPM, replace the PBMs with them and scrap
> the XPMs so that the colour versions work generally. (Requires care
> with the colour used for the transparent regions.)
It seems more energy is spent on this list talking about such a thing
than doing it. I sadly have no experience with such things at all,
so I wouldn't even know what to look for.
> * Allow displaying an X window from an external program in a buffer,
> e.g. to render graphics from Java applets. [gerd and/or wmperry
> thought this was feasible.]
XEmacs allows something very similar, where a glyph can be any widget from
the underlying toolkit (that's how they added progress-meters).
> * Do something to make rms happy with fx's dynamic loading, and use it
> to implement things like auto-loaded buffer parsers and database
> access in cases which need more than Lisp.
What exactly is Richard unhappy about ? I thought it was the fact
that it allows dynamic linking with non-GPL libraries, right ?
If so, what can we do (apart from trying to convince Richard otherwise) ?
> * Provide portable undumping using mmap (per gerd design). [unexec
> _is_ a major headache.]
Grepping emacs-devel for dump or pdump or portable dump or something
like that should get you to an article posted by a guy who said he
was working on exactly that. Haven't heard much more about it, tho.
I generally agree with the rest, of course.
Please add it to etc/TODO.