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Re: Bug#729660: ITP: xemacs21 -- highly customizable text editor

On 11/16/2013 02:06 PM, Sune Vuorela wrote:
> I'm kind of wondering why we are arguing how someone who has
> maintained zlib longer than the rest of us have been DDs combined
> should spend his time.

I'm not criticizing him, I'm criticizing the idea. Or, putting it
the other way around, I think it should still be allowed to voice
my opinion and doubts even about the plans of someone who has been
in Debian much longer than I am.

> Mark has a great and long track record in debian and apparantly needs
> xemacs21 to do proper work, why should we put obstacles in the way for
> that?

I was in no way doubting that Mark hasn't the necessary skills and
or motivation, that was out of the question and I find it quite
unfair that you move my argumentation into that direction.

My point is that XEmacs isn't really being developed anymore and
I don't think it's a good idea to re-introduce a package which
was just recently removed for that particular reason.

If someone actually came up and said that XEmacs has feature
XYZ that is completely missing in emacs, I might see the point.

But risking bugs which won't get addressed in a timely manner
because upstream doesn't really work anymore can't be justified
with the argument that some people think  the interface of XEmacs
is prettier than the one of GNU emacs.


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