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126  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Per-User Software Installation (and the like...) Under *NIX on: May 21, 2014, 10:33:40 PM
When I go about installing the hard way, I either keep the source folder around so I can do a 'make uninstall' later, or I build an uninstall script from scratch and tuck it away in ~/.local/bin for later use.

Yes, this makes sense -- it's too bad that the uninstall target isn't always there.

Repeating this type of activity after a while can lead to wondering whether putting together PKGBUILDs, .ebuilds, or Nix packages might be worth the effort smiley
127  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Per-User Software Installation (and the like...) Under *NIX on: May 21, 2014, 03:20:57 AM
I'm a bit paranoid about mixing package managers, so Toast (interesting as it looks) prolly won't be my cup of tea (though I will take a look).

I don't recommend toast now -- other things look more promising and maintained.



One of the aspects of using a package manager I appreciate is being able to cleanly remove packages -- so I like having a package manager that makes it easy to create packages for because often what I want to try is not packaged yet.  Even with Arch's AUR or Gentoo's overlays, there's still stuff people haven't gotten around to packaging (or in some cases may be they have but not shared their results).  PKGBUILDs and .ebuilds are way easier to put together than .debs IMO.



Thanks for the tip regarding chrpath -- hopefully I won't have to use it much, but it sounds like it could be handy!
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Favorite GUI File Managers? on: May 21, 2014, 02:45:07 AM
I tried Double Commander before under Windows and thought it was promising -- just tried to compile for *NIX via:

  http://doublecmd.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/Development#From_command_line_.28Linux.29

Unfortunately, no success so far.



Examination of Arch's doublecmd-svn PKGBUILD gave enough hints to build source obtained via Subversion.  For Gentoo, the following works (with appropriate things installed -- e.g. lazarus):

1. Obtain source via Subversion:
[copy or print]
svn checkout svn://svn.code.sf.net/p/doublecmd/code/trunk doublecmd-code

2. Edit the line in build.sh which reads:
[copy or print]
export lazbuild=$(which lazbuild)
to be:
[copy or print]
export lazbuild="$(which lazbuild) --lazarusdir=/usr/share/lazarus"

3. Compile via script:
[copy or print]
sh build.sh all gtk2

4. Execute resulting binary named: doublecmd

Haven't had much time to play with the result yet, but am a bit wary of the 0.6.0 alpha status...
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: May 21, 2014, 02:17:19 AM
Is there some trick to using visual mode to select lines? It seems if you do the obvious of pressing v and then moving down using j, it selects the lines plus the first character on the next line. If I have to select the lines up to the last and then press $ to get the last line, that's just hopeless huh.

Edit: Ah, found it with google while fiddling with this post. Apparently you can use Shift-V to enter visual line mode.

This made it through my thick skull via:

  http://www.cs.swarthmore.edu/help/vim/selection.html

smiley



I noticed there's column selection too - Ctrl-v IIUC.
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Programmers: What size monitors do you guys prefer? on: May 20, 2014, 08:14:23 PM
Nice to have so much space!



On a side note, I've taken to trying to keep the length of my functions short enough so I can see each one in its entirety without scrolling.  I also try to keep my screens adjusted so the "viewable-without-scrolling" attribute remains true across a variety of screens (the smaller end being around 1024x768 with typical font sizes).  This has the side benefit of making it easier on other folks who might work with code developed in this environment -- also leads to more functions smiley
131  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Per-User Software Installation (and the like...) Under *NIX on: May 20, 2014, 06:59:38 AM
Just learned about Gentoo Prefix and have been testing the Nix package manager.  These both have the advantage of being actively maintained...
132  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: Super-sized Newsletter for May 20, 2014 - Codename: Slow and Steady on: May 20, 2014, 02:55:56 AM
Phew!  Hope you get some rest smiley
133  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: TextAdept: Lua-extensible Editor on: May 12, 2014, 07:24:14 AM
Wish you luck on this.

May be someone else with a *NIX environment can confirm whether the instructions work for them.
134  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: TextAdept: Lua-extensible Editor on: May 12, 2014, 05:39:34 AM
If only I could get Dina to work in Textadept embarassed.

The following seemed to work under a *NIX:

0. Ensure Dina is installed.
1. Open ~/.textadept/init.lua
2. Add the following:

Formatted for Lua with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. ui.set_theme('dark', {font = 'Dina', fontsize = 13})

3. Save the file.
4. Start textadept.



AdeptedAdapted from instructions via:

  http://foicica.com/textadept/09_Themes.html
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: SpaceFM development (and developer) going on "hiatus" on: May 09, 2014, 11:02:08 PM
Thanks 40hz for this and mention of the Sunflower file manager Thmbsup

Will have to consider what to do for replacing udevil...
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: May 09, 2014, 09:06:52 PM
Funny and sad at the same time!
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: DVCS ? (All about Git, Mercurial-Hg and the like...) on: May 09, 2014, 06:48:32 AM
Thanks for that.

On a side note, I haven't gone through that one, but I've found a number of Vogella's Android tutorials to be worth looking at.
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: May 08, 2014, 04:31:26 AM
I hadn't known that macros were available.

From phitsc's tutorial link, found a link to an article with a couple of examples:

1. Sequence number generation inside a file using Vim Macro
2. Repeat Vim Macro with different arguments
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: May 08, 2014, 04:25:09 AM
Thanks for that -- it's nice to have a series of concrete examples.  Below are their titles:

1. Substitute all occurrences of a text with another text in the whole file
2. Substitution of a text with another text within a single line
3. Substitution of a text with another text within a range of lines
4. Substitution of a text with another text by visual selection of lines
5. Substitution of a text with another text only the 1st X number of lines
6. Substitute only the whole word and not partial match
7. Substitute either word1 or word2 with a new word using regular expression
8. Interactive Find and Replace in Vim Editor
9. Substituting all lines with its line number.
10. Substituting special character with its equivalent value.
11. Alter sequence number in a numbered list while inserting a new item
12. Substituting the sentence beginnings with upper case. ( i.e title case the entire document ).
140  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: Note-taking App with Encryption, Source Code, ... ? on: May 08, 2014, 12:05:05 AM
Thanks for that.

Haven't had much luck building it yet -- also the sf site doesn't suggest a whole lot of activity.
141  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: May 07, 2014, 11:04:16 PM
Don't know how good it might be but just came across:

  http://dailyvim.blogspot.com/
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: Note-taking App with Encryption, Source Code, ... ? on: May 07, 2014, 05:30:28 AM
The source code aspect is for multiple reasons including but not limited to:

Motivation to not hide / do user-unwanted things (no guarantee ofc)
Might be easier to fix if something is broken
Ability to study and modify
143  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Android: Note-taking App with Encryption, Source Code, ... ? on: May 06, 2014, 09:42:35 PM
Looking for a note-taking Android app with encryption, source code, local backup / restore, and being actively maintained.

Candidates so far (not necessarily fulfilling all criteria):

NoteCipher
OI Safe
miniNoteViewer

May be KeePassDroid can be shoe-horned for the purpose via its comment field...though perhaps that's not so great.

Any favorites / recommendations?



Additional things that have turned up:

Secret Space Encryptor
cryptonite
AES Crypt - source for the Android version doesn't appear to be available
Universal Password Manager
TravelCrypt

Root needed:

LUKSManager
144  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: No .NET Framework, no problem! on: May 06, 2014, 09:28:34 PM
This sounds promising!



Didn't know Mono had a similar capability!  Nice Thmbsup

Is it what's hinted at here?

Quote
Mono and applications that embed Mono can be deployed without an installer (you can "xcopy" deploy your application and the required Mono files without installing the .NET runtime).
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: May 05, 2014, 05:53:47 PM
Nice!  Magritte-ish smiley
146  DonationCoder.com Software / N.A.N.Y. 2014 / Re: N.A.N.Y. 2014 Release: Text Inspection & Manipulation Utility on: May 05, 2014, 01:20:18 AM
I'm using C# string.Split() which doesn't offer ignoring case

How does the following look?

  http://stackoverflow.com/a/1436101
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox Extensions: Your favorite or most useful on: May 04, 2014, 07:42:52 PM
Scrolling down the page leads to a link to the following image with the title "Display Advertising Technology Landscape":

  http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/files/2010/09/LUMA-display-ad-map.jpg
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: May 04, 2014, 07:35:11 PM
Mostly *NIX -- on Windows for quick edits I've tended to use Notepad.exe smiley

And yes...I forgot about the slow connection part.

He he -- some things seem better these days!
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: May 04, 2014, 06:18:01 AM
Below are some scenarios I recall using vi / vim under:

  • Quick startup time handy for quick / small edits
  • Functions ok over slow connections
  • No other options in certain limited environments (e.g. while installing or restricted scenarios)

Knowing some of the key sequences has turned out to be handy in other contexts -- ofc, learning Emacs-ish key bindings also turned out to be useful too smiley
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: May 03, 2014, 06:39:52 PM
Haven't looked at in detail, but came across following:

  http://learnvimscriptthehardway.stevelosh.com/
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