Was attempting to compile e-text editor on ubuntu 9.10 (yea yea, I know… my right to complain about broken packages disappears since its alpha) just to try it out, but had a sick number of errors ranging from “Cannot compile wxWidgets” to “Cannot compile WebKit”.
Finally, after trying multiple ways of compiling wxWidgets, I figured out the real error was
"./include/wx/gsocket.h:40: error: using typedef-name ‘GSocket’ after ‘class’"
So I applied a patch I found at http://trac.wxwidgets.org/ticket/10883 to the wxwidgets folder. and it suddenly worked.
edit: I turned out that I also had to update glib. glib version 2.20 did it for me.