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Re: [Orgmode] Re: Results of the SourceForge Community Award

From: Raffi R
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Re: Results of the SourceForge Community Award
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 13:43:04 -0400

That's an interesting point. I started using org-mode randomly,
because I was writing an outline and didn't care for outline-mode and
figured org-mode should be compatible. After I'd used it for a couple
outlines, I found it could export to HTML. And LaTeX. And worked as a
day planner...

In terms of marketing within the Emacs community, it might be worth
advertising it as an outline-mode replacement. Has anyone written a
simple tutorial explaining how to use org-mode just in this way, and
then providing a link to, say, the manual/Worg at the end? Most of the
tutorials I've seen have been focused on org's time-management
capabilities. But the ability to type up an outline, manage that
outline, expand it into a document, and export it separately as a
Beamer presentation with notes, a PDF, and a webpage are "killer app"
functionality in their own right!

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 1:19 PM, User<address@hidden> wrote:
> Bastien <bastienguerry <at> googlemail.com> writes:
>> Org-mode didn't win but it was really great to participate and to have
>> all these nice contributions from so many people!
> No wonder it didn't win. Non-emacs users have few incentive to
> try it, since they think emacs is bad looking and primitve in
> general, so they are looking for something more flashy instead
> and do not even try it.
> On the other hand org-mode needs some marketing in the emacs
> community as well. I'm a longtime emacs user and heard about org
> mode before, but I thought it was something overly complex and
> looked for simpler solutions. Then I tried it one day and was
> blown away by how mature it was and how well written the
> documentation was.
> So it's a natural fit for an emacs user, but obviously alien for
> people how don't use emacs and don't know the Emacs Way of doing
> things.
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