New proposed Strategy Document - Text Editor discussion

Richard Elkins richard.elkins at
Thu Nov 7 12:58:10 UTC 2013

I think that the discussion got off track.  A good engineer's editor probably supports any language - it does for me.  

The choice of default text editor should be based on the target audience for the release which has evolved since the first 'buntu, quite
a bit.  Who is the target audience nowadays?  Or, should we default in one for simple note-padding and one with a lot of engineering capabilities?

Keep in mind that they are both low on dependencies, relative to other packages.

On 11/07/2013 05:55 AM, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> Hi,
> On keskiviikko 06 marraskuu 2013, Joshua O'Leary wrote:
>> It mentions C++ programs as being unsuitable, but this is clearly not the
>> case as core components (such as apt and software-centre, and now even
>> gcc) are coded in C++
> Also all browsers use C++, from Dillo to Firefox
> (Gecko and Webkit HTML engines are coded in C++,
> even if the GUI toolkit wouldn't use C++).
> 	- Eero

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