Why isn't emacs installed by default
tromey at redhat.com
Mon Jun 4 14:59:21 UTC 2007
>>>>> "Nicolas" == Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net> writes:
>> > 2. depends on a lot of stuff that must be kept working and
>> > properly just for it.
>> OK, this closer to a sensible argument. What are these things?
Nicolas, I notice you didn't answer the most relevant question in
Andrew's note -- what are these things that must be kept working just
for Emacs? I read through your list and some of it seems reasonable
(Emacs has its own accessibility approach, AIUI -- not my area), but
some doesn't (print infrastructure? I think Emacs forks lpr or
That asked (again), I don't see what the big deal is. Is somebody
proposing dropping Emacs or something like that? Do most developers
actually care what is in the default install? I already have to yum
install a ton of things to get a usable system; adding Emacs to that
list will be an annoyance, but only a minor one.
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