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[Orgmode] Re: A bright new Org-mode clone project

From: Detlef Steuer
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: A bright new Org-mode clone project
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:46:28 +0200

.... there must be something special with today ...

nice one


On Thu, 01 Apr 2010 19:39:14 +0200
Julien Barnier <address@hidden> wrote:

> Dear org-moders,
> Today is quite a special day for me, and for many of org-mode users I
> think, because I'm going to introduce a project that, I believe, could
> really help to promote and transform org-mode as a major killer-app.
> It has been a long time since I think about it, but now I am going to
> fork the org-mode project. I say "fork", but I should better say
> "clone", because the idea is to reimplement org-mode from scratch
> while keeping the same features, and much more.
> Why restart from scratch ? Because I think that org-mode should be
> easier to install and run on different OSes. That's why I'm going to
> rewrite it in C#/Mono : this will assure that the new project can run on
> every machine you can think about, and it would be much lighter on
> resources (especially memory) than Emacs.
> Another major change from the current org-mode will be the shortcuts
> and general organization of the interface. Because Emacs keys are
> really to complicated and quite outdated, I'm going to reimplement
> org-mode with a modern graphical interface, which would be almost
> exclusively mouse driven. I also plan to add some 3D compiz-like
> effects that would allow some text animation or blinking in order to
> make tags and keywords more visible.
> As you see, the project is already quite advanced and mature. The last
> thing I have to do is to find a name for it. I was thinking of
> "smog-mode", or maybe "frog-mode", but I'm open to any suggestion.
> And, of course, feel free to join your forces to this bright new
> project !
> Sincerely,
> -- 
> Julien
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