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Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly


From: PT
Subject: Re: Making Emacs more newbie friendly
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 19:01:19 +0100
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On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 18:16:24 +0100, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:

Emacs has not shown itself to accommodate systematic corporate
involvement well.  It will as far as I can see always be dependent on
dedicated individuals instead of corporate support, simply because you
can't make a business plan involving Emacs development and timelines.


I see. In that case there really is no obvious benefit of devoting development resources to make Emacs more user friendly.

BTW, it seems in the corporate world Eclipse will fill this space instead of Emacs. It's a self described "universal tool platform - an open extensible IDE for anything and nothing in particular". When a newbie tells me he gave up on Emacs because is to alien I usually tell them to use Eclipse instead. And they usually are happy, because it's nice, shiny and point-and-clicky. :)

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