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Re: Making Emacs more friendly to newcomers

From: Jean-Christophe Helary
Subject: Re: Making Emacs more friendly to newcomers
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 01:43:17 +0900

> On Apr 28, 2020, at 1:09, Arthur Miller <address@hidden> wrote:
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 00:04:13 -0700
>>> From: Ahmed Khanzada <address@hidden>
>>> Cc: Po Lu <address@hidden>,
>>> Sébastien Gendre <address@hidden>,
>>> 조성빈 <address@hidden>,
>>> Emacs developers <address@hidden>
>>> Let's say tomorrow Emacs is like VS Code running Emacs Lisp in a Guile
>>> VM. Is the idea that if we compete in the same modes as the modernist
>>> editors, we can steal enough people from them that we will advance the
>>> cause of free software?
>> More users generally means more contributors, more future developers,
>> and better Emacs.  And yes, it advances the cause of Free Software,
>> like any other free package that attracts users.
> Definitely! Users are important.
> There is an interesting interviw/article in Linux Format from January
> this year with Ton Roosendaal, the creator of 3D modelling/animation
> package Blender. Blender went form relatively non-popular 3D application
> on the verge of extinction to become a multimillion industry accepted
> application. He touches on tradeoffs Blender made between "old wyas" and
> more accepted "modern standards" and importance to appeal to "masses".
> In sense it touches on similar questions as Emacs is faced with, so it
> might be an interesting read. Just as a side note ... 

The article is here:


Jean-Christophe Helary
http://mac4translators.blogspot.com @brandelune

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