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Re: Org and Hyperbole

From: Samuel Wales
Subject: Re: Org and Hyperbole
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2022 21:41:48 -0700

is there a mailing list for embark?

On 6/24/22, Robert Weiner <rsw@gnu.org> wrote:
> Hi João:
> Oantolin no doubt can speak to Embark much better but my present
> understanding is that it is a toolkit package for generating contextual
> popup or completion menus with a few standard context menus included.
> Hyperbole is a much broader personal information management
> environment, one part of which is to turn every common type of
> cross-reference found in buffers from programming identifiers to
> page links into immediately useable hyperlinks with no effort
> or markup on your part (implicit buttons).
> Hyperbole includes a large array of implicit buttons and context
> awareness, rather than expecting you to write your own solutions
> to all of your needs.  It is more turn-key.  One appendix in the
> Hyperbole manual is filled with all the contexts and associated
> actions that Hyperbole supports out of the box:
> https://www.gnu.org/software/hyperbole/man/hyperbole.html#toc-Smart-Key-Reference-1
> Other features include: named hyperbuttons accessed from any
> buffer, advanced contact management or hierarchical record
> searching (point HyRolo at Org files and you can find single
> entries within hierarchies), automatable frame and window
> management, action triggers from mouse drags, Org hyperbutton
> activation outside of Org mode, easy menu-based exposure of
> Emacs filtering and searching capabilities, quick grid-based
> display of desired buffers or files.  Hyperbole puts your textual
> information at your fingertips in a myriad of ways, just as Emacs
> makes text editing convenient and flexible in a myriad of ways.
> Like Emacs, you are expected to grow into a broad away of uses across time,
> not to digest all at once or in your first month of use.  But by learning
> and combining
> capabilities, you can become masterful at managing your information and Org
> can
> be a big part of this journey as well.
> Enjoy.
> -- rsw
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 1:57 PM João Pedro <jpedrodeamorim@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hey Robert. Thanks for coming here to offer to clarify any doubts people
>> have regarding Hyperbole.
>> I haven't been interacting with the thread, but I've been lurking about
>> and I've tried Hyperbole in the past, but couldn't precisely figure out
>> its use case in my particular workflow, so I gave up on it.
>> Now, according to your description, the main feature of Hyperbole looks
>> a lot like what Embark [1] does sort of the same thing, albeit in
>> different contexts, complexity (not a bad thing) and workflow. Would you
>> be able to compare them? I think it would help me understand where
>> exactly Hyperbole fits, and what is the problem it tries to solve.
>> [1] https://github.com/oantolin/embark
>> Best regards,
>> --
>> João Pedro de A. Paula
>> IT undergraduate at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)

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