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Re: suggested new command `picture-mouse-set-point'

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: suggested new command `picture-mouse-set-point'
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 16:20:29 +0100

On Sat, 26 Oct 2002 16:14:12 -0400, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

> Could people please turn attention to some of the changes
> in etc/TODO that would make a real difference to users?

Speaking of that...

> * Write an INTRO_CVS file with basic instructions how to build emacs
>   from CVS (make bootstrap), some information on how the config
>   and build system is tied together, and all sorts of tips and tricks
>   (FAQ) which may be of interest to new (and old) emacs hackers.

Wasn't someone writing something like that, I seem to remember?

> * Program Enriched mode to read and save in RTF.  [Is there actually a
>   decent single definition of RTF?]

Somewhere in msdn.microsoft.com, I've heard :(

> * Get some major packages installed: W3/url (development version needs
>   significant work), PSGML, Mule-UCS, Tramp (?).

Tramp should be taken out of the list, shouldn't?

> * Highlight rectangles (`mouse-track-rectangle-p' in XEmacs).

Already done by CUA, more or less.

> * Eliminate the storm of warnings concerning char/unsigned char
>   mismatches that we get with proprietary compilers on various systems.
>   They make it difficult to spot the important warnings.

Which platforms? On Windows there are quite a few "unary minus operator
applied to unsigned type" warnings, but there are still more of the
"differs in parameter lists from" kind.

> * Re-implement emacs-server in lisp as an internal server using
>   make-network-process instead of using an external program.

Wasn't that done already?

> * Rewrite make-docfile to something sane.

What does that mean? In which sense is make-docfile insane?

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