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Re: [emacs-humanities] Emacs "Projects" management?

From: Grant Rosson
Subject: Re: [emacs-humanities] Emacs "Projects" management?
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 15:45:09 +0300
User-agent: mu4e 1.6.6; emacs 28.0.60

I wasn't using any of the programmer-specific functions of 'project.el' or 'projectile,' so as a test I switched to using karthink's 'consult-dir' (avail on Melpa) to quickly
access my project directories, which I have bookmarked with the built-in 

In this case, a "project" is simply folder containing documents pertaining to any articles I'm writing or classes I'm teaching currently. When I finish an article or a class I simply remove the bookmark and it ceases to show up when I call 'consult-dir.'

It's nothing fancy, but it's quicker than 'find-file,' and so far I haven't missed any of the functionality offered by project or projectile. My thinking was: pare down my config, and then build back up if I found anything missing. So far, I haven't felt the need.

On Mon 04 Oct 2021 at 18:24, Alan Davis <alan3davis@gmail.com> wrote:

I am using Emacs for almost everything, as I have done for decades. I use Org-Mode, though I do not take advantage of too many bells and whistles. Various tools offer to help organize "Projects;" but here's the problem for me: they seem to cater to the programmer, for programming projects.

The very word "Project" is fuzzy, imprecise in usage: I have seen it used in the sense of a writing project, or without boundaries; yet in the tutorials and guides for, for example, "projectile" project manager
package, it seems to focus on programming projects.

I would like to ask about how others, in the "emacs-humanities" community, use such project managers for various kinds of projects (in the loose sense), and whether such as "projectile" have been useful, and what
modifications were useful.

I am not a programmer, and my attention span is declining. I do not wish to embark on a large scale "project" of coding and configuring in elisp to
get somewhere with this.

Thank you for any thoughts about this,

Alan Davis

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