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Re: Why isn't emacs installed by default



Nicolas Mailhot writes:
 > 
 > Le Lun 4 juin 2007 12:06, Patrice Dumas a écrit :
 > > On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 11:42:29AM +0200, Olivier Galibert wrote:
 > >> You may think you're funny, but you have to realize that if
 > >> emacs goes vi* is next.  The desktop seems to be controlled by
 > >> people with a windows envy.
 > >
 > > Indeed, but hopefully with the community involved and the tools in
 > > place
 > > (pungi) maybe it could be possible to do a spin for other userbases.
 > 
 > emacs and vi upstreams have the choice to update their software if
 > they want to keep it installed by default
 > 
 > vi is mostly safe - it's small and has discovered gtk.
 > emacs is going the way of the dodo because it targets 1995-ish
 > desktops, and we've not been shipping those for quite a long time. At
 > one point the hassle of catering for legacy needs outweights legacy
 > software benefits for most users.

Can you please explain what you are talking about?  By "targets
1995-ish desktops," do you mean that emacs lacks pop-up windows,
icons, menus, and so, on?  Or something else you desire?

What do you mean by "update their software"?  Do you mean "make it
more useful to developers"?  Or something else?

Andrew.

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