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 Post subject: e3ne Text Editor
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:30 am 
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For the reasons given here
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Request antiX ISO ships with e3ne mode as a standard item within update-alternatives system


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 Post subject: Re: e3ne Text Editor
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:32 pm 
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I can't get it to set.

error: alternative /usr/bin/e3ne for emacs not registered; not setting

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 Post subject: Re: e3ne Text Editor
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:55 pm 
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In order to set e3ne as my preferred editor I had to register it with the --install option first:
Code:
$ sudo update-alternatives --set editor /usr/bin/e3ne
update-alternatives: error: alternative /usr/bin/e3ne for editor not registered; not setting
$ sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/editor editor /usr/bin/e3ne 20
$ sudo update-alternatives --set editor /usr/bin/e3ne
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/e3ne to provide /usr/bin/editor (editor) in manual mode
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 Post subject: Re: e3ne Text Editor
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: e3ne Text Editor
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:02 pm 
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It works real well as a console editor because most of the keyboard mapping is what I'm used to with other editors like geany and leafpad and the browsers like firefox, etc.

I found it works well from roxterm with the --hide-menubar option, for example from mc

prog "Root Midnight Commander RoxTerm" /usr/share/icons/Ships-Wheel.png roxterm --hide-menubar --title=MC -e sudo mc

I wasn't suggesting forcing everyone to use it, but think it at least deserves to be one of the options, and IMO its a lot more "normal" than nano or mc's internal editor for neophytes like me trying to adapt to linux.

I just found/figured out how to install it from following the code to select-editor, so wasn't really aware of the debian way to select it

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 Post subject: Re: e3ne Text Editor
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:57 pm 
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thriftee wrote:
It works real well as a console editor because most of the keyboard mapping is what I'm used to with other editors like geany and leafpad and the browsers like firefox, etc.
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I wasn't suggesting forcing everyone to use it, but think it at least deserves to be one of the options, and IMO its a lot more "normal" than nano or mc's internal editor for neophytes like me trying to adapt to linux.
You make good points about usability, which as I mentioned previously was one of the primary reasons I wanted antiX to include e3.You have brought back to prominence something which, in an ideal antiX world would have been sorted out before now. We are looking at making it one of the automatically presented options as you suggest to be selectable via select-editor. Who knows, perhaps in the future setting the preferred CLI text editor might even be done from the antiX Control Centre.


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 Post subject: Re: e3ne Text Editor
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:02 pm 
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That sounds like a logical place to make it easy for normal folks to control it. AntiX is real nice about providing reasonable options for people to choose from, and that's quite a feat without needing huge amounts of space.

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 Post subject: Re: e3ne Text Editor
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:39 pm 
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SamK wrote:
thriftee wrote:
It works real well as a console editor because most of the keyboard mapping is what I'm used to with other editors like geany and leafpad and the browsers like firefox, etc.
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I wasn't suggesting forcing everyone to use it, but think it at least deserves to be one of the options, and IMO its a lot more "normal" than nano or mc's internal editor for neophytes like me trying to adapt to linux.
You make good points about usability, which as I mentioned previously was one of the primary reasons I wanted antiX to include e3.You have brought back to prominence something which, in an ideal antiX world would have been sorted out before now. We are looking at making it one of the automatically presented options as you suggest to be selectable via select-editor. Who knows, perhaps in the future setting the preferred CLI text editor might even be done from the antiX Control Centre.


I like the idea; I've not used e3ne recently but it sounds like the kind of lightweight editing tool that many people may end up appreciating. Another "intriguing text editor", if we want to take a close look at reasonably lightweight alternatives, is "ne", and it is mentioned in an article about software apps at http://www.linuxvoice.com/issues/006/foss6.pdf for anyone who may be interested in reading about it.

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