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Re: Debian trouble with Info

From: Gerd Moellmann
Subject: Re: Debian trouble with Info
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 17:26:17 +0100 (CET)
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.0.90

Rob Browning <address@hidden> writes:

> Dave Love <address@hidden> writes:
> > [I don't understand why Emacs 19 is distributed at all, in contrast to
> > ancient versions of other packages.]
> We still (at last check) had a fairly large and quite vocal set of
> users that would be *very* upset if they had to quit using emacs19, so
> if we can keep supporting it, and if it doesn't make us have to do
> anything much more complex than what we have to do to support emacs
> and xemacs simultaneously, then it seemed like a good idea.
> (In fact, as a direct example, I was having dinner with one of RMS's
>  older friends (who lives in Austin now) on Wed night, and she seemed
>  quite certain that she didn't want to upgrade.)

>From Emacs' point of view, these users are not very helpful.  I think
we shouldn't jump through hoops to support it.

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