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Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems

From: Dr. Mirko Luedde
Subject: Re: some emacs-21.1.1 problems
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 10:01:46 +0100 (CET)

J.Rumney wrote:
>    If your Cygwin applications do not understand normal Windows paths,
>    they are broken. I suggest you throw them out and get some new 

They do understand normal Windows paths.

R.Stallman wrote:
> Much better, you should throw out Windows and install the GNU system
> (perhaps the GNU/Linux variant).  Windows is non-free software; it
> does not respect your freedom; adding free software such as Cygwin and
> Emacs on top of Windows cannot change that basic fact.  You can't have
> freedom while using Windows.

In particular I loose a bit of freedom if the software tools I use
don't interact.

> Most of our discussion here concerns narrow technical issues--someone
> is using GNU Emacs and the point is to make it work correctly.  Most
> of the time, these technical issues are so narrow that the more
> important social and ethical issues don't arise.  But we must not
> forget them.  

Some issues are technical. Some technical issues are narrow.  You can
not solve narrow technical issues by politics.

> Windows is bad, and I don't just mean technically.  

I know that. And if I didn't, you wouldn't convince me that way.

> If you're still using Windows, the most important fix for you to
> make is to get rid of it.  Either throw the Windows out of your
> computer, or throw your computer out of the window!

This is "bug-gnu-emacs". I'm having a narrow technical issue. I
wouldn't even call it a "bug". It involves GNU emacs / GNU GPG / MS NT
/ cygwin / mailcrypt.el. Do you think your suggestion is reasonable?

Regards, Mirko.

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