Christopher Allan Webber

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A fork of emacs has been proposed, but I think the developer is being pretty childish. Incubating features in branches until they're stable happens for good reason.

Some more context on LWN, before things really blew up

Anyway, not looking forward to another XEmacs style split...

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Gotta say the security guy in me cringes at the whole "unexec" thing.. a dump that is pull directly into memory in a ASLR disables application.. My mind reels with the exploit possibilities. unless the "unexec" is really well secured (not mentioned in the article) replacing that file with a malware bomb and waiting for the user to run emacs would be a great attack vector.

Freemor at 2016-12-01T17:03:08Z

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That list of features for the fork seems... ambitious.

Charles Stanhope at 2016-12-01T17:27:51Z

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It was announced on Facebook? RMS sure gonna love that.

gdk at 2016-12-03T16:54:00Z

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