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Re: ANNOUNCE: GNU Hyperbole 5.14 is released for testing and use

From: Robert Weiner
Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: GNU Hyperbole 5.14 is released for testing and use
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 15:58:32 -0400

You should use the Emacs package manager to install or uninstall
Hyperbole now.  Follow the directions in the HY-README file
or in the 5.13 announcement made to the Emacs developers list.  It
will be much simpler for you.

If there is a specific error in the manual installation instructions,
please point that out and I'll look into it though we may just
eliminate that in the near future.


On Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 2:39 PM, Alex Dunn <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> Running `make all-elc SITE_PRELOADS=` (using Emacs 25.0.95, Mac OS 10.11.5), 
> gives me
> this error:
> ```
> (Hyperbole): Remove require/load of hsite.el from Emacs setup; require/load 
> hyperbole instead.
> make: *** [all-elc] Error 255
> ```
> Removing all instances of “-l ./hsite.el” from the Makefile and running again:
> ```
> Cannot open load file: No such file or directory, hload-path
> ```
> If I run `make all-elc SITE_PRELOADS=-l hload-path.el`, then I get a
> successful compile.
> —Alex
> Robert Weiner <address@hidden> writes:
>> This mainly updates internal parts of Hyperbole and has the same
>> feature set at version 5.13.
>> Follow the installation and update instructions from the prior
>> announcement of 5.13.  Since
>> Hyperbole is a regular Emacs package, updating is a simple two step
>> process of deleting the old version in the package manager and
>> installing the new one.
>> Because Hyperbole is a large, multi-functional package, people often
>> ask why they should use it.
>> So I am going to start offering a reason or two at a time while we
>> gather inputs and produce a full list of reasons.
>> We all have too much information to scan, process, store and retrieve
>> and Emacs helps us greatly with that.  But everything is discrete and
>> largely disconnected in Emacs:
>>   - each command requires learning a separate key binding;
>>   - each major mode is independent, leading to silos of information in
>> individual formats;
>>   - buffers are largely blobs of text without any context.
>> These features have their benefits as we know but they require a great
>> deal of mental processing to master and to maintain.  Hyperbole is
>> meant to augment your Emacs toolset and reduce your cognitive load.
>> Its context-sensitive Action Key works in dozens and dozens of
>> contexts, instantly determining a prime action to take based on the
>> buffer context around point (or other criteria) without much of any
>> thought on your part.  So from one key, you get the capability of
>> dozens of keys and over time this just becomes part of your muscle
>> memory; you press the Action Key and get what you want almost all the
>> time.  If Hyperbole doesn't handle a context, you simply add a few
>> lines of code and then it handles it from then forward.  You could
>> have dozens of custom button types that are recognized within
>> structured text and the Action Key will activate them all.
>> So the Action Key lets you just press M-RET all the time and have good
>> things happen while what we call Implicit Button Types create
>> structured contexts within existing buffers, allowing you to use these
>> as hyperlinks or all sort of other button types, e.g. an Action Key
>> press on bug#12345 takes you right to the discussion of the bug.
>> This may sound a bit abstract but if you talk to people who have used
>> Hyperbole for a while, they will tell you that it is hard to part with
>> once you are used to it.
>> Enjoy.
>> Bob

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