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Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: Good and bad news

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX-devel] Re: Good and bad news
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 16:20:02 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Uwe Brauer <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "David" == David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>    > No.  AUCTeX is part of the GNU project, XEmacs isn't.  Maintaining
>    > XEmacs-only subpackages is definitely out of the scope of AUCTeX as far
>    > as I am concerned.
> Well it is very difficult to argue with this. The main autex
> authors/maintainers use GNU Emacs, they provide generously a Xemacs
> pkg, (which up till now the official pkg authors were not able to
> provide). There is no Xemacs hacker in the team.
> And it would be very good of that experimental toolbar would work
> under Xemacs as well. However it seems to me that for the reasons
> already mentioned you seem to consider to have a GNU Emacs only
> support for that toolbar in mind.

Wrong.  There is not much of a priority to make it work under XEmacs if
there is nobody who can be bothered catering for it, but it is not
Emacs-only by design.

> If so what harm would be done by providing a Xemacs only toolbar as
> well (given that the author would sign the papers)?

There is no harm, but there is no point in doing that in the scope of
AUCTeX.  Nobody from the developers would be able to properly deal with
questions, documentation or bug reports.

>     -  is it that you fear again complains by Xemacs users?
>     -  or is it more philosophical, Xemacs is under GPL but is not GNU

It is not AUCTeX and not maintained by AUCTeX developers and there is no
perspective for that happening.  So it is just the wrong place for it.

David Kastrup

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