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Re: Changes for emacs 28

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Changes for emacs 28
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 23:21:36 -0400

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  > I think there are essentially three categories of changes we'd likely
  > want in trying to make Emacs less off-putting:
  >  1. Look - theme, splash screen, etc.

How about if you to discuss with some interested people
which specific changes to propose?

  >  2. Feel - completion, linting, etc.

I think that turning some of these things on by default would not annoy
old users who don't want them.  We would only need to disable them once.
As long as disabling them is easy and straightforward, that is.

  >  3. Defaults - changes to functionality already present, e.g. setting
  >     utf8 at the default text encoding

Some of these might be good for everyone.  For those that aren't, I
think it would be enough to provide a function to call to switch to
the old defaults.

  > * Some potential avenues to investigate:

  > The most promising idea I've heard is to come up with a clean, and
  > elegant way to allow for users to easily select from/combine different
  > Emacs experiences.

  > Profiles are a nice idea I think. They sound good for easily selecting
  > from a selection of 'presets', but perhaps aren't so good when it comes
  > when use cases blur (as they often do) and one wants to combine
  > functionality.

Maybe -- but first how about trying the simpler approach described
above, and seeing how far it can go?

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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