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General Software Discussion / Re: Goodbye, Bitbucket!
« on: August 21, 2019, 05:48 PM »
I try to stay the hell away from Git, but I found out that GitHub supports SVN clients, so I might bookmark that for later...
Thank you, Deozaan.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Goodbye, Bitbucket!
« on: August 21, 2019, 04:55 PM »
Just looked at Sourcehut again. A lot of "this is beta" and "actually, this is run by one person" yet. I'll keep an eye on it this time!

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DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Unping all the links!
« on: August 21, 2019, 04:54 PM »
Moved the repo over to Darcshub:
https://hub.darcs.ne...der/unping_all_links

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General Software Discussion / Re: Goodbye, Bitbucket!
« on: August 21, 2019, 03:53 PM »
Ahh, Sourcehut. Why do I keep forgetting that?

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General Software Discussion / Re: Goodbye, Bitbucket!
« on: August 21, 2019, 03:04 PM »
I had registered an account at the Pijul Nest when I first read about it, but I'll wait until the blinking "beta quality" text is removed ... ;)
Technically, it sounds like an adequate "modern Darcs".

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General Software Discussion / Goodbye, Bitbucket!
« on: August 21, 2019, 02:44 PM »
After years of making me sufficiently happy, my favorite project hosting platform declared yesterday that they'll phase out Mercurial support next year because "everyone uses Git. come to the dark side hurr durr".

I'll move all of my projects over to Darcshub (the smaller ones) and probably somewhere else (the larger ones) before the deadline. Expect surprising updates in some of my threads. Still, it's kind of a "self-fulfilling prophecy" in my opinion: Take away Mercurial support, spend all of your marketing money to promote Git - and then claim that nobody seems to use Mercurial anyway. Oh geez.

 >:(

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I have Ctrl+F'ed through the revision histories and "editor" is mentioned rather often - usually the HTML editor though. I'm not on my The Bat! computer here, so I could evaluate it later. Never searched for boxes, honestly.

Soon, they'll want more money from me. The Bat! 9 is around the corner. Sigh!

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I messaged Pandora's author now, he said GnuPG will come in "late fall maybe".
Waiting ...

I admit that it is rather usable.  :-[

edit:

The editor in the Bat really is quite weird given that were in 2019.  I thought it was weird in 2009!  And guess what....NOTHING has changed lol. 

They changed quite a few aspects of it - not visually though.

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I'd like to submit a feature request for GnuPG support to Pandora's author but the forum refuses to send me an activation e-mail.

 :-\

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GnuPG is nowhere to be seen except The Bat.  :Thmbsup:

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No JavaScript.

No media except the avatar (which is optional).

Open Source.

https://birdcries.net

Enjoy.

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Living Room / N.A.N.Y. and the Too Many Projects Phenomenon
« on: August 13, 2019, 07:07 AM »
As some of you may know, I usually have a dozen unfinished projects in my pipeline. So many ideas, but only such a limited time!

When I started participating in the N.A.N.Y. contests, it motivated me to get some of these projects done instead of just having them float around as a rough TODO list. Now some of these projects take too much time, so I publish them early in the next year. That leads to a certain feeling that I should probably write more code until the end of the year is approaching fast, because it feels wrong to submit projects twice. ;)

Now my increased productivity - or, at least, I hope that's what it is - has an interesting side effect: When I'm working on a project and I am stuck, I start another one for the time being. I usually choose a different toolset for each, so I'm not stuck in the same place in more than one project at a time.

So I am currently trying to finish one COBOL, one Pascal and one Perl project until Dec 31, and I am mostly sure that only the Perl project will be done within the time frame (because it is already "done", I only need to adjust the GUI and tweak the performance before I consider it release-ready). One of the big problems with projects which have no paid deadline is that you just don't care enough anymore...

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Living Room / Re: Any good free android scientific calculator?
« on: August 13, 2019, 06:22 AM »
Nothing's better than HiPER Calc Pro.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 11, 2019, 09:34 AM »
A new, fully-functional public release is made every few months or so.

The 64-bit version has not been public and free for years.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 11, 2019, 08:00 AM »
So the unpaid version is artificially crippled. That's not what I would call a "freeware" software.

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I would probably use Pegasus Mail today if its IMAP configuration wasn't so weird. It's a bit sad that Pegasus 5.0 has been delayed for ... more than a decade now?

I am "mostly" happy with my current e-mail situation (The Bat! on Windows, varying clients on other systems), but, you know, the grass on the other side of the fence...
I did not know that Eudora was still a thing, so I had not tried it even once. I had a short test ride with the HERMES installer linked above. Impressions:

1) Wow, that thing looks outdated. A Windows 3.11 application, very roughly compiled on Windows 98 and not updated since? Yes, that's obvious.
2) A lot of dialogs and "information" pops up. Ugh.
3) I (somehow) like the Lotus-Notes-like look and feel ... but still, ugh.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 11, 2019, 03:42 AM »
FreeCommander (64-bit) is a paid software. Point proven.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:58 PM »
Hmm. I tried Ztree a few months ago, and, although I like tree-based file managers (when I had an Android phone, X-plore was my favorite by far), I found it surprisingly lacking.
XYplorer never grew to me.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:39 PM »
The Double Commander is a nice application, but it all depends on what you need.

Generally, all "Commanders" (including the Salamander) are only strong if you copy/move files regularly. That's when the second window can shine.
Also, you should consider to spend money. Paid file managers are (almost) always better than freeware file managers.

I guess I tried most of them by now, having settled to the Total Commander for the time being - until something better appears in my sphere.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 10, 2019, 12:52 PM »
Still no Unicode support - and according to the forums, it's not clear whether the new owner of Altap will continue development.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Stop using LaTeX!
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:10 PM »
I found LibreOffice to be surprisingly unreliable on Windows when I tried it last. Maybe that's a platform thing or directly related to my computer. Modern DTP (Scribus) is one of the less horrible alternatives to LaTeX indeed, although it's arguably not really a writing tool either. :)

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General Software Discussion / Re: Stop using LaTeX!
« on: July 19, 2019, 03:29 AM »
How often do you need to do that?

I mean, it can be handy, but there is the fine line between writing and typesetting again.

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General Software Discussion / Stop using LaTeX!
« on: July 18, 2019, 02:31 PM »
Just a random article, preparing for one more software from me (you'll never guess what it is!):

What I call the ‘LaTeX fetish’ is the conviction that there is something about LaTeX that makes it good for writing in. As we shall see, arguments in favour of writing in LaTeX are unpersuasive on a rational level: LaTeX is in fact quite bad for writing in (although it could be worse, i.e. it could be TeX). This doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t use LaTeX at all, but it does mean that people probably ought to stop recommending it as a writing tool.

http://www.danielall...09/the-latex-fetish/

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I have just tried it: It works for me.

  • Make sure indent is actually installed and available for your user (because else it will obviously fail).
  • chmod -x /home/youruser/9indent.sh
  • Add it to your toolbar and middle-click it.

Before:

Before.png

After:

After.png

Does indent -st work in a "Win" window?

edit: My screenshots are made with acme2k because that's what I happen to have on this machine, but it should not matter that much.

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For those who are still here:
edwood seems to be a very good reimplementation of the Acme editor - and it does not even need Debian to run on Windows natively!

https://github.com/rjkroege/edwood

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