[nSLUG] Your Editor not as good as mine

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 18:16:59 ADT 2009

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 7:26 PM, Daniel Morrison<draker at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/8/14 Daniel MacKay <daniel at bonmot.ca>:
>> I found the CUTEST teeny editor (the Solaris binary was only 90K!)
>> called "gnome" which was almost modeless and did not require you to
>> explain what META meant.  "gnome" stood for something like "this is
>> not emacs."  For email type editing -- typing stuff, erasing it,
>> saving it -- it was perfect.  Something like Control-X saved and quit,
>> and luckily elm would let you edit again if you wanted to go back into
>> it.  It did have a help screen, "repeat this command" cut/copy and
>> paste and find-and-replace, but no one needs those for email.

These days unicode and right to left support are important to many linux
users, so those old programs have to change or die.

>> I'd love to have the sourcecode for it again, but in the intervening
>> couple decades I've misplaced it, and of course the big graphics
>> package is now called by the same name so googling for it is useless.
> Now, there's a challenge.
> I found many references to it -- "Generally NOt the Micro Emacs":
> http://www.finseth.com/emacs.html#49
> but the link to the code is gone.
> I managed to download gnome.arc from here:
> http://web.archive.org/web/20040711004707/www.mirror.ac.uk/collections/hensa-micros/local/msdos/text/gnome/
> but I am unable to 'unarc' it. Claims to be corrupt. Besides, it think
> what you want is 'gnomesrc.arc' anyhow, and it's not there.

This gnome was a fork of micro-emacs.  There is qemacs-nox in Ubuntu.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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