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Re: Android port of Emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Android port of Emacs
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2023 09:54:09 +0300

> From: Po Lu <luangruo@yahoo.com>
> Cc: rms@gnu.org,  emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2023 09:19:30 +0800
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> > This description doesn't fit the reality.  People who use the NS port
> > are quite disappointed by the problems that don't get solved, and I as
> > the maintainer cannot remain indifferent to their plight.  It breaks
> > my heart that I can do almost nothing to facilitate the solution of
> > those problems.  And mind you, no one thinks the NS problems are
> > "unimportant", we are just unable to fix them, even though we all
> > agree they are grave and should be fixed ASAP.
> >
> > So you might be indifferent to such problems, or consider them
> > "unimportant", but IMO any responsible maintainer will not; I
> > certainly am not.  And if we envision such problems to happen sooner
> > rather than later to the Android port, we may wish to decide whether
> > we want this now, before the danger becomes real -- as it became with
> > other similar features.
> I'm not indifferent to those problems with the NS port: I hope that some
> day, they will be fixed.  However, Emacs development _should_ be
> indifferent to them, as its goal is to develop a high quality text
> editor for the GNU operating system, and not specifically others.
> Which seems especially reasonable, considering that the reality of
> volunteer-driven development is that every port will usually be stuck
> with one maintainer, at least until that maintainer steps down.

That's exactly the issue at hand, thank you.  I'd like very much to
hear people speak up about these aspects, not anything else.

Lars, Stefan, Robert, Martin, Mattias, Philip, Dmitry, João, and all
the rest of frequent contributors and developers: where are you?  I'd
love to hear your opinions on this.

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