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[Orgmode] emacs on the N800

From: Daniel M German
Subject: [Orgmode] emacs on the N800
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 12:51:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (darwin)

hi everybody,

Some of you might be interested...

I was able to cross-compile emacs-nox for the N800 (emacs22.1) and run
org mode on it. YOu can check the screenshots here:


(The screenshots were made running vncX11 on the nokia and connecting to
it from my desktop). The first shows the stylus virtual keyboard, and
the second the full screen. Depending on your eyes, you can zoom out
to view up to 100 lines of text and still read it.

I am not saying that running org from the N800 is a good idea, but it
might be useful to have it. Also, remember that you can run subversion
on it, so you can always synchronize (both ways) your org files. Given
that it uses 802.11 you synchronize it without taking it out of your

And you can run remember too, which is more useful to me than any of
the node taking apps for the nokia.

>From my preliminary evaluation it seems to work well with some

* dired does not work. It reports "Listing directory failed but
  'access-file''' worked. 
* File completion works, though
* It has no support for X which means no support for the stylus as a

Now, when used inside X-terminal, using the stylus:

* It is surprisingly useful. If you bind some of the x-terminal
  shortcuts to Ctrl-, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C, <PageUp>, <PageDown> it it makes
  life easier. It certainly beats any other text editor I have loaded
  in the n800 (ok, I haven't loaded vim :)

* Xterminal has a bug and does not send ctrl-numbers, nor ctrl-special
  characters. That means you have to rebind things like undo.

* The left keys of the nokia work as a Esc (meta), Up, Down, Left,

When used with a keyboard it works as you would expect it. The same
applies if you ssh to the n800.

Unfortunately I have no knowledge on how to create packages for others
to download, once I find out, I'll post it.

Daniel M. German                  
dmg (at) uvic (dot) ca
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