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From: Matthew Kennedy <mkennedy@g.o>
Subject: Re: XEmacs and XEmacs-gtk
Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 19:39:19 -0500
Sergey Kuleshov <sergey@...> writes:

> Hi!
> Can someone explain me, what is the reason to have xemacs and xemacs-gtk as 
> two different packages? Why not add a check for gtk flag in the main xemacs 
> ebuild?
>
> Thanks
>
> -- 

I can't quite remember... but I think this was a historical thing.
GTK+ support in Emacs was added to Emacs in the 21.4 series (or was
it a fork of 21.4).  Then later, support for 21.4 in general was
added to portage.  So yes, it is a bit messy, and I do agree that it
should be based on the gtk USE flag.  If you're savvy, create a patch
and post it to http://bugs.gentoo.org.

Matt
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