That "vision" thang...
dak at gnu.org
Sun Mar 15 05:31:14 EDT 2009
SL Baur <steve at xemacs.org> writes:
> And another historical bit to add: I would suggest that
> most of the problems I see being brought up in this
> thread are due to the fact that we did all this stuff *first*!
> Some of us joined the emacs camp because it was the
> first windowing system you could run on a glass tty.
> In a sense the world has passed us by to some extent,
> in the same fashion that Microsoft Outlook has passed
> by decent email systems with crap that has destroyed
> the very concept it supposedly implements.
I don't think that the Emacs world of whatever flavor has been bypassed.
People more have taken a large unbelieving look and then went elsewhere.
The marketing slogan "Where do you want to go today?" in this case would
be met with "no idea, but certainly not there".
> The "standard" XEmacs at work is 21.1 and 21.4 is
> labeled `xemacs-beta'. :-( The FSF Emacs versions
> are similar, but have backchannels where various
> people can push newer versions through, just so long
> as the basic IOS editing/debugging tools work.
> -sb (who's gotten slammed for pushing XEmacs at work)
Depending on what "pushing" is supposed to mean, it might be a reason
for annoyance fairly independent of the pushee.
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