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Re: What is the most useful potential feature which Emacs lacks?

From: H. Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: What is the most useful potential feature which Emacs lacks?
Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 12:00:05 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Some too personal ideas?

What I'm missing from stock Emacs:

- Synchronisation of BBDB and Calendar (or other Emacs' PIMs) with
  Nextcloud (or similar.  I read that Tramp connects now to Nextcloud

- A tree view in dired (like ztree, for example).

- Starting executables from Dired under Windows (for example with S-RET,
  OK, there's this package dired-launch).

Where I often have to leave Emacs (mainly under Windows @work):

- Capturing screenshots and drawing stuff over them.  This is just an
  observation, I'm not asking to convert Emacs to the Gimp!

What I'm dreaming off:

- Operating a Tor browser (or others) as a true Emacs-Browser (I'm using
  EWW as often as possible, but when a web browser is already open, then
  it is hard to go back).

- Some Dictionary access, in the vain of ispell, when reading, writing
  and browsing.

- And maybe visual word and spelling suggestions like these Android
  keyboards (but I think some of you are working on such things...)


ndame <address@hidden> writes:

> There is a discussion on Reddit about sponsoring development of
> multithreading in Emacs, and people there say it's too hard, takes a
> lot of time and it doesn't even bring that much benefit to the user.
> If this is the case (is it?) then what are those other features which
> could bring much more tangible benefits for the user and assuming
> somebody works on them full time sponsored by the community they can
> be implemented in, say, a few months?

Best wishes
H. Dieter Wilhelm
Zwingenberg, Germany

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