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Re: Changes for emacs 28

From: Arthur Miller
Subject: Re: Changes for emacs 28
Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 14:15:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

tomas@tuxteam.de writes:

> On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 11:41:45AM +0300, Juri Linkov wrote:
>> >> > I think that this is the case, most programmes seem to use the
>> >> > "Hamburger Menu"[0] instead of a transitional top-menu. I'm not sure
>> >> > what the reason for this change was, but I have a hunch one of the
>> >> > motivating reasons was the attempt to merge applications and the window
>> >> > frames
>> If the menu-bar isn't displayed then we could display the Hamburger icon
>> in the tool-bar, and clicking on it will pop-up the menu with items from
>> the menu-bar, so users won't need to display both menu-bar and tool-bar.
>> > Me? I'd say the Hamburger menu is the latest fad, to be taken over
>> > next year by the Sushi menu
>> Unlike the Hamburger menu that has three sticks,
>> the Sushi menu icon should have two chopsticks.
> Perhaps with something mushy and fishy in-between
Please keep it vegan!

> The table TEC posted (Message-ID: <87o8maj1kh.fsf@gmail.com>)
> is very interesting. Do you think the popularity of vscode
> and vs (both at the  list's top) stems from the colours? Or
> rather from the fact that there is an incredibly rich behemoth
> behind both of them and that many developers are working,
> directly or indirectly for it? Or from some mixture of both?
Money certainly plays role when it comes to making software; paid devs =
more development; but I wouldn't say VS (Studion or Code) are that
popular just because MS is behind.

> Microsoft has a long record of trying to suck in users into
> their dependency from them. It's their business model.
Yes, and now they are realeasing their "security services" to GNU/Linux
too to such in some of those users who are not using their OS:


I guess they will need to send some "feedback" data back to MS servers
for "security" analysis? :-)

> The fact that Microsoft put 7 billions on the table to
> acquire Github should be telling, in itself. A platform
> which transforms Git's inherently decentralised model into
> a centralised service (when I worked for some big company,
> developers there saw Github as a synonym for git, and that
> was before the acquisition).
They are out for user data; information is everything, big data and how
people use computers, exchange information etc is where money seems to
be. Probably same reason why they penetrate GNU/Linux too. I am sure one
day, operating system will go same destiny as text editors, web browsers
and compiler - be free of charge. It is probably a matter of time when
Windows will become free to user for "priate" and/or some business users.

> I'm not arguing that Emacs shoud make it hard for people coming
> from vscode, on the contrary. But the argument "it's more popular,
> so it must be better" is too naive, I think.
Indeed, popularity is not always a measure of quality. Best technology
does not always win, unfortunately, political, financial or other
reasons can unfortunately stand in the way of quality.

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