[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: Emacs work: porting to Maemo

From: Ted Zlatanov tzz at lifelogs.com
Date: Wed Jan 24 22:03:49 EET 2007
On 24 Jan 2007, ross at burtonini.com wrote:

> On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 14:08 -0500, Ted Zlatanov wrote:
> > I'm currently working on porting Emacs to Maemo,

> It's a small point, but isn't emacs an odd choice for porting to maemo,
> with emacs being a text editor designed for keyboard use, and all maemo
> platforms having no keyboard.

Nah, it is quite useful.  Gnus doesn't require heavy keyboard use, for
instance, and I use it a lot for e-mail.  Multiple
IMAP/Maildir/mbox/NNTP/RSS sources handled in one interface.  Almost
all the Gnus commands are 1 or 2 keys (no modifiers).  I am mostly
interested in Gnus personally, but Emacs is a powerful environment for
those who know it.

> If you have a bluetooth keyboard paired, emacs will just work,

Yes, and it does.

> otherwise using it would be a whole new world of pain surely?

It's usable without a BT keyboard, now that I got the pop-up to


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