We actually agree, you miss my point.
Some parental control could/should be in a front-end.
I don't care for it actually, I am just saying this for all people that want "separations".
Instead of separating things (that are not actually separated), FILTER things.
I would love for MAME to be transposed to... MAME (only this time actually also be MESS in there) and if people want what we call "coin-ops" in some places, to FILTER those through the front-end (or the embedded front-end or even command line).
With today CPUs and RAM (even for... mobile devices), the whole separation which is based on a technicality is moot. In the end, keep providing the unmerged builds if someone so wants. It's like building a specific build with only a subset of engines compiled in it.
In any case everything points to merge eventually.
> > Let lists separate
> > things, let it have a nice parental control or something embedded
> It's up to you what you want to run in MAME and MESS. It's not the responsibility of
> anyone else but you. Emulation is one thing, content is another.
> If your child discovers the password for the adult channels, it's not the cable
> company's problem.
> > I think some people don't want the merge because of political reasons. Politics
> > should be OUT of an open source project.
> And so should "parental controls".