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Re: [h-e-w] menu-bar/menu problems and label/help text purecopy guideli

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] menu-bar/menu problems and label/help text purecopy guidelines
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 19:57:27 +0100

I got a suggestion to provide a link to my answer on help-gnu-emacs.
That is a good suggestion, here it is:

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 11:24 PM, Lennart Borgman
<address@hidden> wrote:
> The same question was asked on help-gnu-emacs; I answered there.
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 9:31 PM, Geek4AllSeasons
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The menu-bar started having episodes (standard menus fading out/disappearing
>> when clicked; toolbar tooltips displayed on mouse-hover on menu-bar) about a
>> week ago.
>> Emacs 23.1.50.cvs090630/EmacsW32 1.58 patched installed 09/23/09 had worked
>> fine previously. Upgrading to Emacs 23.1.50.cvs091103/EmacsW32 1.58 didn't
>> help.
>> A few menu text/purecopy bug reports and thread postings referencing the
>> switch to gtk+ reduced the search space. Inserting purecopy wrappers for
>> menu text corrects the problem menu by menu.
>> Use of purecopy for menu text is inconsistent for core distribution and
>> add-on/contributed libraries. In many, maybe, most cases GC menu text works.
>> A comment in an Emacs-Dev thread indicated library pre-loading (loaddefs.el)
>> building Emacs as determining the need/use of pure/GC storage.
>> Are guidelines available? If so, corrections could be made accordingly and
>> patches created/submitted.
>> Based on search results there seems to be an increasing number of
>> potentially related issues/problems reported. Variability of symptoms makes
>> searching for solutions/workarounds more difficult. Time and effort would be
>> saved if general/less incident specific posting/descriptions were available.
>> Please let me know if there is a better list.
>> Thanks.
>> david
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