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Re: Gitlab Migration

From: Christian Vanderwall
Subject: Re: Gitlab Migration
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2021 09:24:34 -0700

On Fri, Sep 03 2021, Lars Ingebrigtsen wrote:

> We have previously discussed extending the concept of a "theme", which
> is currently basically just visual.  I think the way forward here is to
> allow people to create opinionated views on how Emacs should work (from
> keystrokes on up to basically...  anything), and include these in Emacs.
> New users, when starting Emacs, would then be able to choose between,
> say, five of these mega-themes on the start-up screen by just clicking
> them.

UX themes are a neat idea, but does it makes sense to include them in Emacs 
when external configs like Emacs Prelude exist? I think most new Emacs users 
these days get started by following a blog post or online tutorial. Those 
resources usually include an opinionated set of defaults that they suggest the 
user change right away.

Instead of selecting a profile/theme, what if new users could walk through an 
interactive configuration tutorial? The config tutorial would walk them through 
the commonly changed defaults, letting them decide which to change, and 
teaching them to persist changes in their init.el or via Customize in the 

Christian Vanderwall

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