> I have finally found some time to work on this item in FOR-RELEASE.
> I have installed some changes to implement it, along with changes to
> the lispref and NEWS. New buffer-local variables are
> fringe-indicator-alist and fringe-cursor-alist.
> Note that fringe.el is now pre-loaded, so I might have broken
> something related to the way fringe-mode is handled, or the
> involved code can be simplified.
> Please take a look.
Now what about adding to Emacs lighter-weight bitmaps proposed by Miles?
These bitmaps look much nicer with small font sizes. I now have in .emacs:
This is too much code for every user who wants a lighter-weight fringe bitmap
style. It is also unclear where the user can get this code: find it from
emacs-devel archives, or from .emacs files of other Emacs users on the web?
I think lighter-weight bitmaps should be defined in Emacs, and there should
be an easy way (a customization option) to switch the whole set of bitmaps.
PS: Note that I modified lines in `light-left-arrow' and `light-right-arrow'
from dotted to solid, because dotted lines are too light.
Also I don't redefine a blob to an arrow, because I find an arrow more
"insisting": it draws more attention than a shapeless blob.