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Re: Why isn't emacs installed by default



Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
Le Lun 4 juin 2007 13:39, Patrice Dumas a écrit :

Are you sure? Which desktops are these? It's obvious that those
desktops
and the corresponding users are not the primary target of fedora, but
there is currently a rather diverse offer of desktop in fedora since
there, is at least:
mwm fvwm icewm fluxbox WindowMaker twm
and certainly others.

And how many of those are activelly developped ? How many will stay in
Fedora once their packagers are asked to actually maintain the
infrastructure they need?

You have a vicious circle feature lag -> less users -> less
developpers

No, the slow developement of emacs has NOTHING to do with its number of users. The only reason is that the technical know-how required to contribute to emacs is quite high, because of the (convoluted) way emacs was designed (knowledge of LISP, enjoyment of self-inflicted suffering, ...).


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