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Lesson 1: Assignment 3
Post your progress.
Use the homework form to let us know what you did and how you made things work for your particular Linux installation.
HOMEWORK: ...if you're feeling particularly verbose or proud of yourself, THIS is the place to summarize (in "homework") how you've done so far.
The really fun stuff hasn't even started yet, though, so unless you have something important to share (how you solved the problem on a particular distro, for example) just go ahead and dive into the source code. You're almost there!
Smooth sailing on mint 14
:-) awesome! Keep on going - let me know if you run into any challenges. -Paul
cool! There shouldn't be too much difference using git instead of mercurial. Let me know if anything trips you up.
Nos podemos conversar en espanol si es mas facil para ti. I speak spanish too! :-)
Me parece, aunque tambien me parece bueno conversar en ingles, asi voy a prendiendo.
I think, altough also I think good speak in english, so I'm learning
sudo pacman -Sy mercurial yaourt -S idutils hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim
Thanks for the synopsis of the commands for your platform. Arch linux, right?
Looking forward to your posts on upcoming assignments.
Yup, Arch Linux.
Outstanding. There are a few Arch Linux users already in the course that kind of paved the way for you. Good to have you aboard! Looking forward to your contributions to the exploratory efforts.
I'm an ex-Emacs-junkie myself. Some 20+ years ago, I helped with the development of the C-MU emacs which Richard later "recoded" into todays emacs. I hacked on emacs' C code, its e-lisp code, and even helped populate the help texts which were the precursor to what you see today when you say 'info emacs'.
Emacs rocks, but there's a reason why its X-icon is a "kitchen sink" - indeed, it's HUGE and laden with boatloads of stuff you'll probably never even use.
Did you know you can successfully replace "init" on Linux with emacs? Use emacs as a communications-hub style server? That it'll play 'towers of hanoi' with you? It'll also psycho-analyze you if you let it. Not joking.
So emacs is great; it's really useful for some needs. But it's large enough that there's NO way I could possibly address even a small portion of it in a month-long course such as this one.
Regarding making Vim smaller; I would recommend instead you focus on Linux's "micro-editor", nano; it already fills that niche quite nicely.