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Re: [Orgmode] Is there a prominent place to announce user-interface chan
Re: [Orgmode] Is there a prominent place to announce user-interface changes ?
Sat, 7 Nov 2009 07:40:03 +0100
I do not think that such a chapter belongs into the manual.
The way I am doing this is writing release notes at
Whenever a change occurs that is of the character you describe, the
release notes contain "Inconsistent changes" as the first section and
highlight this change.
As for changes in the git repo between the releases, the only way to
protect yourself here is to read the mailing list, or the git logs
On Nov 6, 2009, at 5:25 PM, Torsten Wagner wrote:
I'm not long on this list so don't kick me if I'm riding a dead
horse. I noticed the extreme speed of the development of org-mode
(which is with no doubts great). Sometimes, long time existing key-
bindings have to be rearranged (at least I noticed twice on the
list) to make more space for the steadily growing org-mode
functionality. Always this create a lot of discussion since many
people familiar with the old bindings already even if the seems to
be sub-optimal now.
I just wonder, would it make sense to add a chapter 0 to the org-
mode manual and/or a dedicated page at a prominent place on worg
which depicts only those key-binding changes from release version to
I just think about the changes which affect peoples daily work
directly maybe without warnings. That means from a standard
changelog, exclude new features, nothing about internal changes, no
bugfix reports etc.. By this way this list should be rather small
but very important for (long-time) org-mode users.
It is not enjoyable to find out in the middle of a "I just like to
finish it and come to the meeting in a second .... " time-frame that
things change during the last update. Emacs and org-mode make use
of 8 fingers and 2 thumbs without much visual feedback. Therefore,
most user use key-bindings in a heart-beating, breathing way without
thinking about it. Might be a good idea if there is a central place
to tell them to fight mentally for a while against there
subconscious or reconfigure it as they like.
Just an idea.
BTW. I noticed that "[Orgmode]" is not added automatically to the
subject. Is this a feature or a bug :) ? I know from other mail-
lists that this is done automatically.
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