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

From: Alan Davis
Subject: Re: [emacs-humanities] Emacs "Projects" management?
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2021 18:46:18 -0700

Jean-Christophe and others:

I should not go over the top about this.  I have little experience with
macOS.  I would add a better printing GUI to your list.

I was thrilled that I could install such a wide rage of Unix / GNU/Linux
programs on a macOS system.  I have not seen a single GNU/Linux
distribution that included Emacs, out of the box.  That's a head
scratcher!  Apple does!  (Of course it is not up-to-date, the last I
checked. What's that about?!   However, the use of GNU/Linux packages was
inconsistent: to use the range of programs I need on a day to day basis, I
need Ports, HomeBrew, and at least one other set of libraries; this leads
to a confusing mass of incompatibilities, after a time, at least to me,
that is difficult to keep up to date.  They are not huge programs, but I
need them all.

I  would like to ask, do you use the virtual folder concept?  Is that
implied somehow in Spotlight/tags?


I have some other questions, reading through my notes on this lengthy

William: you rely on a number of scripts in the org file.  Can you please
expand on this?

Goktug: what is a "Frame?"  Do you mean a data structure, some kind of file

For all: I appreciate the expansion of my universe!

Alan Davis

On Wed, Oct 6, 2021 at 5:31 PM Jean-Christophe Helary <
lists@traduction-libre.org> wrote:

> > On Oct 7, 2021, at 8:56, Alan Davis <alan3davis@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > That almost gets me to the spotlight and virtual folder concepts of
> macOS.  I do not appreciate
> > the walled garden of the Apple world.
> (slightly off-topic)
> Alan,
> I'm certainly not here to promote Apple and non-free software, and the
> system I described is indeed based on non-free parts of the system
> (Finder/Spotlight), but macOS is also a place where I can build the free
> software I use every day with extremely little friction (I'm thinking about
> emacs, of course, OmegaT, and a few others). There are also non-free parts
> in some Linux distributions and I consider macOS as such a system where
> more parts are certainly going in the wrong direction.
> As I wrote, I would love to have an equivalent system on Linux with the
> following parts (which are essential to my workflow, I'm a translator):
> 1) a system-wide object tagging system that can be automatically searched
> (macOS: tags/spotlight)
> 2) a system-wide automation system that (relatively easily) transfers data
> between GUI applications (macOS: applescript)
> 3) a system-wide *trivial* way to input French/Japanese/English on my JIS
> Qwerty keyboard without having to change the layout (macOS: the keyboard
> multilingual facilities are excellent).
> If I could get that from a Linux distribution out of the (virtual) box, I
> would move right away to the Linux side.
> --
> Jean-Christophe Helary @brandelune
> https://mac4translators.blogspot.com
> https://sr.ht/~brandelune/omegat-as-a-book/

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