[Novalug] Editors, indispensible features thereof.
leapfrog at freeshell.org
Tue Mar 16 12:55:42 EDT 2010
On Mon, 15 Mar 2010, Alan Grimes wrote:
> I want a system that is much simpler than the one I have now.
> And the penguins want to make the system as complex as possible even
> when there is no actual motivation to make the changes.
There are motivations...many of them involve people like me managing
hundreds/thousands of Linux systems in data centers. Our motivations,
coupled with the time we spend writing code, money and equipment we donate
to others, far outweigh your desires to keep those changes out.
You do have choices:
- fork the project, removing those features you don't want
- write the code necessary to disable the features you don't want and
submit those changes back to the community
- if you don't have the knowledge to do either, hire someone to do one of
In many cases, you can "compile out" certain features of software with the
right ./configure switches.
"You cannot unsay a cruel word." - Unknown
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