Andreas Röhler writes:
Why GNU Emacs got that many contributions and XEmacs didn't - at
least in relation?
It's very simple, really. Emacsen are basically tied to GNU APIs and
UIs, which are ancient and boring, and aren't attracting young, active
developers (even those who use Emacs daily). Most people who work on
Emacsen for many years (ie, the backbone developers) are old-style
hackers with a strong FSF affiliation, so they chose Emacs and aren't
going to move to XEmacs or SXEmacs no matter how good the technology
AFAIU its a technical question basically.
Not at all. Technically, it has been repeatedly proved that XEmacs
can catch up to GNU very quickly with a much smaller amount of effort
applied than the original development took. It's all social/
It's not about contributions, but about getting rid...
Of who? Me? ;-)
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