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Re: Suitable text editor [NOT word processor] or workaround?

On Wednesday 06 September 2017 13:39:01 deloptes wrote:

> kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
> > FWIW, I also thought that you lost 6 months of work based on what
> > you wrote initially. Happy to hear that the damage is much less. But
> > even that can be very frustrating, right?
> >
> > Along with the backups, may I suggest you to store all your work in
> > version control such as git so that even if the editor crashes, you
> > can recover everything up until the last commit.
> I use "ne" which luckily is part of the debian package repo. Great for
> work in console.
> For the GUI ... well we stayed with KDE3 on purpose - kate is great.
I gave up on the kde breakage that never gets fixed by kde, and on this 
boxen, and one of my more well-endowed cnc boxes its TDE r14.0.0.x all 
the way down, so I am still running kmail 1.9, its had at least 99% of 
all the kde bugs swatted.  Its a fork of kde 3.5.

> I had same experience with GTK gedit & friends 14y ago ... since then
> I don't want to hear about gnome or whatever alike ... but well, there
> are allways exceptions - like gimp.

Which changes fast enough I have to learn it all over again everytime I 
need to use it.  Like adding captions and arrows, last upgrade uses a 1 
pt font for text and I had a heck of a time blowing it up to a usable 
size. I think there is an excedrin headache number for that. Has to 
be... :)

> regards

Thanks kamaraju kusumanchi.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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