dak at gnu.org
Tue Aug 24 11:12:55 EDT 2010
"Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org> writes:
> David Kastrup writes:
> > Poor excuse. If there is no obvious way to get from the greyed-out
> > menu entry to an installed package providing it, it just serves to
> > annoy the user.
> There is an obvious way: ask on XEmacs-Beta. :-)
You likely prefer your car to explode when running out of gas. That
way, it is obvious to the driver that he has a problem.
> > For people wanting to discover everything, there is Sumo. People
> > not installing it presumably _want_ a customized XEmacs.
> In practice, that usually turns out not to be the case. They *think*
> they want a customized (usually spelled s-l-i-m) XEmacs, then discover
> they want the kitchen sink after all.
"You get the choice: you can either take the Sumo offering." "Or what?"
"Or else." "What else is there?" "Why would you want something else?"
"What other choice do I have?" "Isn't it good that you have the
choice?" "Which choice?" "Whether you take Sumo." "Or what?" "Isn't
Sumo good enough for you?" "How should I know if I don't know the other
options?" "You don't want to know the other options." "Why?" "You
just don't. Be glad you have the choice. Don't waste it by choosing
wrong. Ask us if you have problems."
Sounds like election rituals in non-democratic states.
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