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Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 16:27:07 -0800

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

  > > Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 16:41:08 -0500
  > > From: "Eric S. Raymond" <address@hidden>
  > > Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
  > > 
  > > I proudly mentioned my work on VC-mode, and got majorly dumped on for
  > > bothering with Emacs at all.  The kids out there think we're a
  > > stagnant backwater, an old-boys club of bearded grognards that has
  > > learned nothing and forgotten nothing for the last decade.
  > Curiously enough, I'm having an opposite experience these days: a
  > bunch of extremely able developers who work for years with MS Visual
  > Studio came to respect Emacs, as a viable and powerful alternative to
  > the bloated and dog-slow Studio, even on Windows, to say nothing of
  > GNU/Linux (this is a dual-platform project, where software is
  > developed to run on both systems).  All I needed to do is introduce
  > them to some optional features, such as Speedbar, ebrowse, and gdb-ui,
  > and craft a simple .emacs to bind the various Fn keys to
  > compile/run/debug commands they were used to have.  After that, I
  > never again heard anyone of them laughing at "stagnant backwater" that
  > is Emacs.

Care to post an example of such .emacs? 
Maybe it can be used as a skeleton for a package for such users, or
maybe we can change some defaults to match such users' expectations.

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