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Re: vertical scrollbar error on MS Windows

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: vertical scrollbar error on MS Windows
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:07:20 +1300

 > > While it helps to just report bugs and with due respect, it's not
 > > reasonable to claim that the Emacs developers don't give the Window port a
 > > high priority,
 > If you could cite from a message where I _claimed_ that, it would be
 > much easier for me to respond to that.

I'm not asking you to respond to it, just to reflect on it.

 > After rereading my message, I think I didn't claim anything about Emacs
 > development, but only wrote up some personal experiences I've made with
 > Emacs on Windows during the last years.

I was referring to:

Peter Tury> I hope you can regenerate the situation easily and fix this bug.

SH> I hope so, too.  But unfortunately, given the fact that it's known for
SH> nearly two years, I don't think the issue has high priority for the
SH> developers.  If that's related to the fact that it's only present in the
SH> Windows port, I don't know.

SH> At this time, you can't tell a person from Windows island to have a look
SH> at LaTeX & Emacs+AUCTeX.  He'd laugh at you and say: "It can't even
SH> scroll your files without flickering.  I like <favourite> Office
SH> better."  Well, I don't know what auditorium Emacs targets to.  But it's
SH> obviously not (new) Windows users.  First impression failed.

 > > if you're not in a position to even test the patches which are
 > > provided.
 > Even if I were able to compile and test patches I don't think that
 > brought me into a position to claim anything about Emacs development.

It would give your opinion more weight.

 > I'll try my best to make my points more clear in the future, but
 > honestly, I can't see yours.  Currently, I tend to guess you're trying
 > to say: "You'd better shut up as long as you're not an active
 > developer!"

Not at all.  Just that the state of the Windows port reflects the level of
contributions from the user community, of which you are a part.

Nick                                           http://www.inet.net.nz/~nickrob

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