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Re: NEWS entries -- user-visible?

From: Neil Jerram
Subject: Re: NEWS entries -- user-visible?
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 19:08:12 +0100
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address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

> Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:
>> address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) writes:
>>> I think GNU users, especially on non-GNU platforms (proprietary Unices,
>>> etc.), have come to know what Gnulib is, and to appreciate it
>>> (hopefully), which is why I thought it would make sense to mention it.
>> Perhaps it should go in a new section of the NEWS, with title
>> something like `News about how Guile itself is developed'.  Then we
>> might also mention using Git, libunistring etc.  But there's a risk
>> we'd just end up duplicated information in README and HACKING, I
>> think.
> I was really thinking of GNU users, not GNU hackers.  I think users, not
> just hackers, may be interested in knowing Gnulib is used.
> That said, if you feel otherwise, it probably means that things aren't
> that clearcut, so I won't insist on keeping this entry.

I'm really not sure.  It's an interesting idea.  And I think it
touches on the part of GNU philosophy that tries not to draw a firm
line between users and developers.  Do you think it's worth asking
people on gnu-prog-discuss?


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