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Re: Changes for emacs 28

From: Boruch Baum
Subject: Re: Changes for emacs 28
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 06:49:24 -0400
User-agent: NeoMutt/20180716

On  Mon, 07 Sep 2020 22:57:34 -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:

> > If you don't want these features yourself and nobody else in the project
> > wants them either, the only way I can think of making a compelling
> > argument for people to develop those feature is to ask real people and
> > get real responses. I am fairly confident that if you had a testimony or
> > user-test from actual people stating that a feature is missing, then
> > people here would help develop that feature.
> I agree.  Before we put time into developing a feature, we should verify
> that many people would like it.
> Speaking of which, it would be useful to sit down with a new user just
> trying Emacs and see what perse actually complains about or requests.
> If several people do this, it could give us useful ideas of what changes
> would actually make Emacs more appealing to new users.

How about using existing download statistics from some source like
MELPA? That would be more empirical / less anecdotal, and would cast a
wider net. Other data sources might be link-click-quantity from github
or google analytics or stackexchange.

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