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Re: [ELPA] New package: Ement (Matrix client)

From: Payas Relekar
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: Ement (Matrix client)
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2022 21:16:01 +0530
User-agent: mu4e 1.8.9; emacs 29.0.50

Philip Kaludercic <philipk@posteo.net> writes:

> Payas Relekar <relekarpayas@gmail.com> writes:
>> Just a thought. Since we already have IRC client in the core, it will be
>> nice to have a well-maintained Matrix client in core as well.
>> Any chance of that happening? Thoughts?
> I don't get to decide anything like that, but it seems unlikely
> considering that Ement still has a number of dependencies that aren't
> available in the core.
> From what I see the package is larger than ever ERC -- probably by
> necessity --

Oh it is definitely by necessity. The Matrix protocol handles images,
referenced replies, videos just to name a few. Compared to IRC, it is
surely larger.

> and I personally think it is questionable that Emacs has
> two IRC clients bundled by default (the other one being rcirc).

Emacs also holds Tetris and there will probably be riots if that is ever
questioned :)

Jokes aside, Emacs has long been not-just-a-text-editor. Reading/sending
Emails has been supported since 80s. There is even a web browser
included (and it sees regular use in my Emacs mail client to render
shitty HTML emails).

Both IRC and now Matrix (as contemporary semi/real-time communication
mechanism) seem quite appropriate.

Dependencies argument is valid, but perhaps that is better discussed upon
by Adam and Emacs maintainers.



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