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Emacs24 Mobile (was: Re: just-the-text Emacs frame (was: Emacs as a desk
Emacs24 Mobile (was: Re: just-the-text Emacs frame (was: Emacs as a desktop environment))
Sat, 28 May 2011 13:01:53 -0700
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)
>>>>> On Sat, 28 May 2011 12:49:59 -0500, Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> said:
Ted> Let me know what you think. It supports any number of status buffers by
Ted> name and behaves correctly even if the frame is closed.
I tried your code.
It worked great for me. Thanks.
I think the concept of Emacs as a desktop
environment is very powerful and you are on the
Let me suggest a particular environment where what
you are proposing has immense potential.
Emacs as the desktop on Handsets/Mobile Phones.
Please permit me to set the stage first.
For about 3 years now I have been using emacs on
a Nokia 810 and more recently on Nokia 900.
Nokia 810's native OS was called Maemo. It is a
debian dertivative (not totally Halaal(حلال)/free).
The Windows Manager+Desktop is Hildon (Gnome's
desktop for handheld devices).
Naturally I have put emacs on it and have been using
the handset exclusively from within emacs. My main
- Personal Information Management (org-mode, bbdb, calendar, ...)
- Interpersonal Communications (Gnus, ...)
- Music/Media Playing (EMMS + mplayer)
- Garage door opener (APC9211 + snmp + a relay, ...)
All of that I have been using with various emacs
drop down menus.
The current emacs user interface does not work well
with the finger's touch. I have been living with it
With that preface and the direction that you are
going, let's consider the following.
- On a bare handset, we start with a debian
GNU/Linux without any GUI.
- We add X and a windows manager (no desktop).
- We add Emacs as a desktop.
- We add a new touch oriented emacs menu system.
This last piece of a "touch oriented emacs menu
system" is what I am proposing you consider adding
to your popup-info code. Let's call it popup-menu.
a popup-info frame is customized to fit the
handset's full screen. Then the frame is broken
into a say 3x6 grid of buttons forming a set of
For now we can assume that there is no gesture in
place and drive it all with popup frames and
touch oriented menus (popup-menus).
In emacs we already have richer apps than iPhone,
Android and WindowsMobile7 combined.
So, it really is just a matter of rethinking the
menu interface and desktop behavior on touch
oriented small screens.
Re: Emacs as a desktop environment, Eric M. Ludlam, 2011/05/25
- Re: Emacs as a desktop environment, (continued)
Re: just-the-text Emacs frame, Thierry Volpiatto, 2011/05/28
Re: just-the-text Emacs frame, Ted Zlatanov, 2011/05/28
Re: just-the-text Emacs frame, joakim, 2011/05/29
Re: Emacs as a desktop environment, Tom Tromey, 2011/05/26
- Re: Emacs as a desktop environment, Ted Zlatanov, 2011/05/26
- Re: Emacs as a desktop environment, joakim, 2011/05/26
- Re: Emacs as a desktop environment, Ted Zlatanov, 2011/05/27
- Re: Emacs as a desktop environment, joakim, 2011/05/28
- just-the-text Emacs frame (was: Emacs as a desktop environment), Ted Zlatanov, 2011/05/28
- Emacs24 Mobile (was: Re: just-the-text Emacs frame (was: Emacs as a desktop environment)),
Mohsen BANAN <=
- Re: Emacs24 Mobile, Ted Zlatanov, 2011/05/28
- Re: Emacs24 Mobile, T.V. Raman, 2011/05/28
- Re: Emacs24 Mobile, Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen, 2011/05/30