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Re: [h-e-w] Emacs daemon and emacsclientw configuration

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Emacs daemon and emacsclientw configuration
Date: Wed, 03 May 2017 17:58:52 +0300

> From: Rob Davenport <address@hidden>
> CC: "address@hidden" <address@hidden>,
>       "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 21:12:55 +0000
> it was interesting to see the --daemon mode work.  Last I tried that years 
> ago it didn't.  

This is new with Emacs 25.1 and later.

> And I suppose if people are using the Wiki over the official documentation, 
> that indicates a problem with the official documentation somehow, doesn't it?

I'd prefer that people propose changes and additions to the official
documentation rather than putting stuff like that on the Wiki.  The
advantage of the documentation is that it is maintained with Emacs,
and thus is much less likely to become outdated/incorrect.  An
additional bonus is that this makes the documentation better.

> Either people are conditioned to look at a wiki first, or dislike or find the 
> official documentation hard to comprehend or find what they need.

I think we don't invest enough effort in educating people to use the
"official" channels more.  They probably don't expect the official
documentation to be of such a high quality and don't master the Info
mode enough to realize the wealth of information they have at their
fingertips, easily accessible.

> All those issues could be addressed by improving the documentation - and/or 
> advertising the official documentation pages in the wiki.   Perhaps make 
> adding links to the official documentation inside the emacswiki pages?   So 
> when people go to the wiki and see a page, they also see the link to the 
> official documentation.  

I doubt that a link would help.  We should urge people to use the
documentation more, and submit bug reports where they find missing
information.  It is unreasonable to expect the Emacs developers to
read all those "alternative" forums -- Wiki, stack-whatever, Reddit,
etc. -- all the time.  We don't have enough free resources for that.
the community should bring the problems to use in a more efficient

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