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Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like

From: John S. Yates, Jr.
Subject: Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2008 02:03:19 -0500

DAK> However, its current state for Windows developers is painful.  While
DAK> I don't use Windows myself, I do consider this sort of a showstopper.

RMS> It is GNU Project policy that nothing concerning Windows support
RMS> should be considered a showstopper.

This feels like a knee-jerk reaction to the appearance of the terms
Windows and showstopper in close proximity.

David was referring to rolling out use of a new DVCS, not delivering
a Gnu project release.  The show being stopped was either the specific
tool selection or the roll out schedule.

Surely you do not believe that emacs developers on Windows boxes do
nothing more than work in Windows-specific areas.

Your statement could be interpreted as saying that not only would you
offer the Windows world no quarter but furthermore that you could not
care less about disenfranchising emacs contributors stuck working in
Windows-based environments, often because of circumstances over which
they have no control.

Working on a Windows box is not equivalent to supporting proprietary

Thoughtlessly obstructing the propagation of Gnu software into the
Windows world or impeding Windows-based developers from contributing
productively to Gnu projects would be difficult for me to understand.


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