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Re: Emacs design and architecture

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs design and architecture
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2023 19:03:38 -0400

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  > >>   WebRender is a GPU-based 2D rendering engine written in Rust from
  > >>   Mozilla. Firefox, the research web browser Servo, and other GUI
  > >>   frameworks draw with it. emacs-ng use it as a new experimental graphic
  > >>   backend to leverage GPU hardware.

If that means it is designed to require or encourage using a GPU to
display through, that is a moral problem.  Most GPUs require the user
to install nonfree firmware.  GNU software must not suggest users do
that.  So we cannot make GNU Emacs depend on that.

Dr Richard Stallman (https://stallman.org)
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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