What is Emacs?
According to the Emacs Manual, Emacs is: "Emacs is the extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor."
An alternative definition: Emacs is simple, powerful, all-purpose text-mode environment in which you can edit different files (e.g. texts, source codes), do PIM, implement GTD (David Allen's "Getting Things Done" approach), do outlining, play games (e.g. tetris, nethack), listen to music, emailing, do programming, and even have the whole shell live in it ......
Let me start a new thread here for people to discuss various tips and tricks for using Emacs ON ZAURUS, in order not to confuse the thread for testing builds.
Although I use it under pdaXrom, I suppose virtually all the tips and tricks should work across platforms for Z.
My initial plan is to summarize the points we have in http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=23455 ,
and I would like to add new things to this very first post for easy reference.
Of course, this is not meant to start any flame or holy war between emacs and vi, which for me is totally pointless and nonsense from the point of view of a non-geek common user.
I am just a very dummy beginner and I am looking forward to learning from you all!
Where to download Emacs for Zaurus:
Sharp/Cacko: Emacs 22 CVS 2007-03-22 http://www.focv.com/ipkg/
Emacs 21.4, the latest stable release
Emacs 23 (CVS 2007-03-14), the latest developmental version, with good utf8 and CJK support)
Sample .emacs file (all the settings in one plain text file put under the HOME directory): http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?act=A...pe=post&id=4189 (will update constantly)
Very newbie guide for Z users:
(please comment and help improve that. the only principle: keep it simple and geek-free)
Different (compiled) mode packages for Z:
PIM-Suite (planner, muse, bbdb, remember)