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Re: Emacs Webapp/Plugin

From: Jeremiah Dodds
Subject: Re: Emacs Webapp/Plugin
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:56:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Paul Michael Reilly <address@hidden> writes:

> Someone tell me again why it is a bad idea to develop a Chrome/Chromium 
> (browser
> or Chrome OS) plugin that is essentially just the basic Emacs bits that we 
> know
> and love? I did sort of raise this issue a while back to no avail but it is an
> itch that just won't go away.
> The underlying premise is that there are no "desktop" apps available on this
> imagined system, just web apps and browser plugins. Using this system, I will
> visit a site that has a text file, think DropBox or Google Drive or some such,
> for example. This text file is in fact an org-mode text file. So I want Chrome
> to automagically recognize this and invoke an Emacs plugin to edit the 
> document.
> Now, as near as I can tell, this particular plugin is not available in the
> Chrome App store, or anywhere else. I kind of expected/hoped Steve Yegge would
> have written it by now but ... he's probably too busy just being famous (or
> infamous).
> In any case, how practical/impractical is it to talk about this group of
> developers producing such a tool using the current code base?
> Left to my own devices, I would be inclined to write the plugin first trying 
> not
> to modify Emacs internals but I have a hunch that will prove impractical. Once
> there are internal Emacs changes required the question arises on how best to
> package the tool in the bazaar sources.
> Would this notion be a variant of the ability to "embed" Emacs into another 
> app?
> -pmr

If you haven't seen it, you might want to check out
http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/Edit_with_Emacs .

Jeremiah Dodds

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