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Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, ple

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, please reopen." [
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 12:50:40 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (darwin)

>>>>> Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> So I think having a modern interface for users to communicate with
> developers is vital, because that is how we'll get more developers in the
> long run. The trick is finding one that also supports the way more er
> seasoned developers like to work, which is (basically) the way we work now.

> It sounds like Gitlab has most of what we need, but not everything, and
> there seems to be a depressing dearth of development towards that goal.
> Perhaps if we committed it might make some Gitlab peeps also commit to
> making this work: That is, we say "If Gitlab grows feature X, Y and Z, then
> Emacs development is definitely moving to Gitlab", that might spur some
> enthusiasm.

I agree with you completely, Lars. As long as Richard is comfortable with us
considering GitLab, I would encourage whoever has the gumption to make this
happen to begin pursuing a scheme that is both welcoming to new users, and
friendly to the workflow of those who will actually have to use the system for
many hours each day.

If you can win over Eli, and some enthusiastic random user X from Reddit,
you've likely found a winner. GitLab seems to have good mindshare, some
flexibility, and satisfies the freedom requirements of anything we might

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