#2 tabbar-mode for w95,98

v1.0_(example)
open
David Ponce
5
2003-12-17
2003-12-11
Bruce Ingalls
No

I submitted a <b>Patch</b> for tabbar-mode.
tabbar-mode.el loads (requires) fine, but when I invoke
the tabbar-mode() defun (i.e., go into tabbar minor
mode) on MS Windows 98, it crashes Emacs :(
Note that more recent versions of Windows (2000, XP)
work fine.
Also, fwiw, the tabs do not show up in Cygwin Emacs,
but at least it does not cause problems.

My system was (fsf/gnu) Emacs v21.3 and tabbar v1.3 on
Windows 98. I assume that this affects w95, too.

Here is the patch, again:
(if
(or
(string-match "windows95" system-configuration)
(string-match "windows98" system-configuration))
(message "Tabbar does not support MS Windows 95 nor
98")
;;else continue with defun
(defun tabbar-mode ... )
)

Discussion

  • David Ponce
    David Ponce
    2003-12-17

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    These problems look more as GNU Emacs bugs than tabbar ones.

    AFAIK, Cygwin/GNU Emacs is still experimental.

    About NT Emacs on W98/95 it could be worth sending a bug
    report on
    bug-gnu-emacs@gnu.org. However it is possible that these
    platforms
    aren't well supported.

    Anyway, thanks for your patch. However, I would prefer to
    document
    that tabbar don't work on W98/95 for now.

    David

     
  • David Ponce
    David Ponce
    2003-12-17

    • status: open --> pending
     
  • David Ponce
    David Ponce
    2003-12-17

    • assigned_to: nobody --> ponced
     
  • Bruce Ingalls
    Bruce Ingalls
    2003-12-17

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    Cygwin GNU Emacs is not experimental. It is bundled with the
    main cygwin distribution. You must tell setup.exe to install
    the optional XFree86 and X Window Emacs packages.
    I suspect that the Cygwin problems is that it is not
    precompiled with a particular GUI toolkit that tabbar requires.

     
  • Bruce Ingalls
    Bruce Ingalls
    2003-12-17

    • status: pending --> open