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Re: AW: Fwd: CEDET sync

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: AW: Fwd: CEDET sync
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:43:36 +0100

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 10:35 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:
>> Berndl, Klaus writes:
>>  > Supporting not only Emacs but also Xemacs should be a value upheld
>>  > be tools like CEDET and ECB, even when merged into Emacs. But cause
>>  > of some really heavy incompatibilities between these both flavors
>>  > of Emacs it is a smart move to decide where to invest the main
>>  > power (of development). And IMHO a) GNU Emacs has high potential
>>  > future (just compare the different traffic on the both development
>>  > mailing lists) whereas b) Xemacs is headed south (again IMHO)
>> The reports of the death of XEmacs are greatly exaggerated.  Look
>> here:
> Worms may wriggle, too.  The question is whether there is a central
> agency moving forward.  There has been recent rekindling of work in core
> areas, but following years of quiescence.
> As long as everybody caters for _his_ favorite editor and takes care not
> to sabotage the work of others catering for _theirs_, the systems will
> thrive according to the interest in them.  I would recommend against
> dedicating resources to systems you don't actively use yourself.
> Putting projects on foreign "life support" is not going to make them
> survive on their own strengths.

I think the worst problem is the scattering of scarce resources. Eric
Ludlam is such a resource ;-)

And of course also Stephen Turnbull.

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