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Re: [Slightly OT] Small GNU Emacs lookalike, UTF-8-able


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [Slightly OT] Small GNU Emacs lookalike, UTF-8-able
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 22:30:38 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Leonardo Boiko <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi.  I'm happy with GNU Emacs, it does internationalization affairs
> just fine.  However, I want to edit texts in my old laptop, with
> only 24MiB of RAM, and Emacs is unusable.  Even being the only
> application running, and even with all minor modes disabled, it
> still swaps like crazy.
>
> Thus I'm looking for a small-footprint Emacs clone.  My requirements
> are:
>
> - Unicode and UTF-8 support, including CJK and Latin characters.
> - As similar to Emacs as possible, with the same main keybindings.
> - Either it's possible to run it in a Unicode terminal emulator
>    (rxvt-unicode), or it's a X app accepting XIM input methods.
> - Doesn't need its own input method system (I can use scim or uim).
> - Doesn't need to have fancy programming modes.
>
> I tried vimacs (breaks on utf), jed (couldn't setup utf), mined (too
> weird), and e3 (cursor positioning code breaks on wide characters).
> Another option would be optimizing Emacs for low memory consumption, if
> that's possible. Suggestions?

Emacs is not really that terrible concerning memory consumptions.  I
suspect your window system to be involved with your problems here.
You should aim for a lean window manager like icewm and see whether
this allows you to run a straightforward Emacs.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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