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Re: Making Emacs more friendly to newcomers

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: Making Emacs more friendly to newcomers
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 13:32:15 +1000

How will any of this differ from the many existing canned default setups already available? In fact, given the limitation on only using Emacs built-in packages, is it even possible to do a setup which is even close to some of these canned setups, many of which appear to be targeted at new users (spacemacs, doom, prelude, etc). Are we just talking about a GNU canned configuration?

On Mon, 20 Apr 2020 at 10:37, Stefan Kangas <address@hidden> wrote:
Sébastien Gendre <address@hidden> writes:

> For these 4 use-cases, we can simply provide 2 flavors of Emacs:
> - Emacs: With all the 2020 features, a modern interface, all needed
>   modern features to start coding with most popular languages and easy
>   to use for basic usages
> - Emacs Vanilla: All the new features are still there, but deactivate
>   to not break anything

I'm personally not against the idea of having a separate backwards
compatibility mode.

But I guess we would need to pull in several third-party packages to
have a modern "batteries included" Emacs.  AFAIK, that is
unfortunately not possible given the copyright assignment requirement.
But perhaps a default "modern" mode could be a bit less ambitious.

Best regards,
Stefan Kangas



Tim Cross

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