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Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like

From: Tassilo Horn
Subject: Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2008 09:35:08 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Alan Mackenzie <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Alan,

>> > o - They must, like Emacs, be fully usable on a text console
>> > without a mouse as well as in X.  There are at least 3 hackers here
>> > who prefer such a setup.
>> This *does* have a technical solution: lynx.  Or links.  Text-mode
>> browsers aren't what I'd call pleasant compared to graphical ones,
>> but they are usable.

emacs-w3m is quite good.  I already used it to file some bug reports at
the kde and gentoo bugzillas.

> A web browser is for browsing the web, and is pretty cruddy for
> anything else.  For email you'd use mutt, for documentation C-h i, for
> usenet tin or slrn, and so on.  Surely there's a purpose built tty
> client for IRC.

You can do all of those jobs in a stock emacs:

  - Mail: Gnus, VM, rmail
  - News: Gnus
  - Web: emacs-w3m (ok, that's not stock...)
  - IRC: ERC, rcirc


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