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The two oldest pieces of software I currently use (Emacs and Postgres) manage changes pretty well and somehow, they now scale at a ratio of features, speed, and size that's pretty decent.

They probably evolve slower than newer younger players because of their stability (and baggage).

I'd be interested in knowing what they do right.

> what they do right

Everything! But most importanlty, the people who make them use them. There are so many bugs in skype nowadays that it's fair to assume its developers have switched to something else!

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