Why isn't emacs installed by default

Denis Leroy denis at poolshark.org
Mon Jun 4 12:15:38 UTC 2007

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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