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Re: Emacs: Problems of the Scratch Buffer


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs: Problems of the Scratch Buffer
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:34:03 +0300

> From: Chiron <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 14:46:07 GMT
> 
> On Sat, 21 Apr 2012 17:10:48 +0300, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> 
> >> From: Chiron <address@hidden> Date: Sat,
> >> 21 Apr 2012 12:43:45 GMT
> >> 
> >> In what way do the maintainers of emacs benefit from having more users?
> > 
> > If you ever maintained a package that others used, you must know that
> > satisfying your users is a very powerful incentive.  Frankly, I'm
> > surprised to see this question asked at all.
> 
> Well, I'm just going by the behavior of the current maintainers.

What behavior?  Facts, please.

> They aren't making the changes that people seem to want - at least
> not the ones that might gather lots of users.

Which changes?  Facts, please!

> Satisfying users may be a powerful incentive, but it certainly is not the 
> only one.  Apparently, it is not the one that motivates the current 
> maintainers.

Without the facts to back this up, I would not consider this
"conclusion" valid.



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