Andreas Röhler writes:
While at GNU Emacs people are implementing new features and fixing
bugs, at XEmacs considerable energies seem consumed by dealing with
You're wrong. If you think otherwise, ask Norbert directly how much
burden it is on him. For everybody else, 99% of their effort goes
into implementing features and fixing bugs, and it would be even
higher if we were doing a lot of development because people would be
sufficiently in practice that they don't need to ask questions about
who commits in the top-level.
There are two real issues with packages. The first is the $prefix/lib
vs. $prefix/share mess, which mostly affects users rather than
developers, but needs fixed (and is gradually improving in 21.5).
This is a difficult issue because it crosses versions, and 21.5 is not
yet ready to replace 21.4 for many users.
The other is the build-in-tree issue. This is a tradeoff; on the one
hand, it does involve more developer resources, because you have to
have the whole tree, keep it updated, and so on. On the other hand,
it reduces the amount of resources required to work on core, and
imposes a discipline on high-level APIs.
Please let people write and load code as easy as with GNU Emacs.
I have no idea what you mean by that.
I gather you haven't noticed ELPA yet, either.
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