Posts tagged: emacs

Atom.io

B62xj9FCUAA3YoC.png largeAbout two months ago I discovered the existence of Atom.io, a free editor from the GitHub team. This fact, being from the GitHub team, made me wonder. There are not good editors for Windows. I usually use Notepad++ that is great, but somewhat limited on extensibility. When I use Mac OS X or Linux, I usually use Emacs or Vim. I know there are versions of Emacs or Vim for Windows, but I got curious on the Atom.io editor. But unfortunately I did not like it. It is quite heavy starting, the UI is not very polished and there isn’t native support for LaTeX. I know the idea of this editor is to be extensible, but when something gets completely community driven, diverse modules or packages for the same purpose appear, and it gets difficult to know what to install.

Nevertheless, I did not quit at first. I got into the package manager and tried to install a LaTeX package. The first package I found should, at least, allow me to compile a tex file directly from the editor. After about 3 minutes installing a package (too much time for such a limited package) I tried to compile the LaTeX document and I did not get any feedback. Neither that the plugin was invoked or that it wasn’t; if the file was compiled, or not. Nothing. I didn’t even get LaTeX highlight.

Please, atom.io crew. Look into Notepad++. Look to its size. Look to how fast it starts. Look to the amount of different languages syntax he supports.

So, at the moment, wondering if I’ll install Sublime, Gvim or some Emacs.

Octave Wonders

Was looking around the Octave language… and requested help about the fact function.

Display an amazing and random fact about the world’s greatest hacker.

I decided to experiment:

Richard Stallman once used GDB to reverse-engineer Windows 7 into a free operating system – able to run on GNU Emacs!

And tried again

Richard Stallman won a Suduku that started with only one number in each line

And now I wonder, I will I be able to work again?

Tetris Company suing Quinn?

It is just stupid that some company, named Tetris Company, LLC, could be taking the time to sue Simon Härtel over his tetris implementation for Mac OS X, named Quinn.

Tetris is out for a long time. The idea was nice, that is true, but we are years over it.

Let me guess, now they will sue GNU because Emacs has a tetris implementation?

I’m sure that a couple of minutes googling will find more than a dozen of other tetris implementations…