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Re: Release plans

From: Lennart Borgman (gmail)
Subject: Re: Release plans
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 15:24:28 +0200
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A Soare wrote:

A Soare wrote:
    Windows hardly matters anymore.

    Windows is not growing much in functionality...

Windows is important as a problem as long as it is non-free and
considerable numbers of people keep using it.  It is clear that when
you say it "hardly matters" you are thinking of some other criterion.
I have never known in all my life a person using windows that thought to use 
emacs. All persons that I knew and wanted to (learn lisp)/(use emacs) used 
linux or MAC OSX.

So a considerable number of peuple use Windows, but (almost) never Emacs in 

What is your thoughts about that? Is there something to learn from it? Is there something to investigate?

Quite so! Investing energy to develop it under Windows is (almost) loss of 

Yes, I understood that this is what you meant. But in what way did you reach this conclusion?

I know a few cases of _good_ programmers at google, microsoft, etc that never 
thought to use emacs.

The reason: Windows has nicer environments to write C++, Delphi, C# etc. (that 
is what they told me).

Then how can it be good to develop Emacs under any operating system?

That is what peuple does not like : to make effort to understand something that 
they can have without energy.

Don't you think that those programmers did invest quite a lot of effort in understanding the software they are using now?

Emacs and Linux is used just by peuple that wants to understand how things work.

Do you say that there is no use for Emacs?

Windows is used by peuple that want to gain money and to arrive quiqkly at 
their purpose.

Do you say that using Emacs makes it take long time to do things?

From all my experience (all what I saw), windows interface for emacs is as 
important as the file ./etc/sex.6 in emacs' sources.

Are you saying that this is the only part of Emacs that we should keep ;-)

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