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

From: Pankaj Jangid
Subject: Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, please reopen." [
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 06:15:30 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (darwin)

Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:
> Let users decide.  A simple option takes care of this.  ...  I see no
> reason why we wouldn't want to let users decide, in this regard -
> whether it's about privacy or any other reason a user might have for
> her preference.

It is not that simple. Many big corporates are fighting suites for
this. FB, Google all take users' consent and then they do all sorts of
things that the users didn't think they would do.

"Users' intelligence is very overrated", my opinion.

> What's the difficulty or downside to doing this?

Another, thing is that the current setup makes is really simple for an
expert user to report bugs. I just run "emacs -Q" and try to reproduce
the issue and if it exists, I just shoot the mail with just the steps to
reproduce without worrying about which commit, which packages installed,

Pankaj Jangid

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