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Re: Emacs vista build failures

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Emacs vista build failures
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 07:25:42 +0200
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"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard M Stallman wrote:
>>     IF making free programs working on     windows helps promote
>> GNU/Linux (or Herd) is not that good?
>> Yes, but we can't assume in general that that is the case.  For a few
>> programs, such as OpenOffice and Firefox, the fact that they run on
>> Windows seems to be a signficant aid to migration to GNU/Linux.  But I
>> don't see that this is true for other free programs.
> The programs you mention are end user programs. That they are (or seem
> to be) an aid is perhaps rather easy to detect since the effect is
> rather immediate.
> Developers programs might not have an immediate effect, but I believe
> the long time aid might be much larger.

Why?  It makes it easier to stay on proprietary platforms.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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