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Re: Subject: Call for testers for GNU Hyperbole 5.12, a large, useful Em

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Subject: Call for testers for GNU Hyperbole 5.12, a large, useful Emacs package
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:52:41 +0300
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On 06/20/2016 01:20 AM, Robert Weiner wrote:

Fair enough.  The HY-ABOUT file available on {C-h h d a} tells you
what it is all about and should
be mentioned in the HY-README file.

Thanks, that's a better read for that purpose.

A button that computes a factorial is not particularly convincing,
I could do that just as easily via an interactive function.

True.  You probably want {C-h h d t} which lets you browse all of the
implicit button types and action types.

Rather than a long list of things that are possible, I would prefer to see two or three things that are most impressive. Or four.

That's like asking what workflow Lisp can enable.  Hyperbole is a
toolkit, like Emacs, that you mold to your needs.  It has a lot of
built-in behavior but is not limited by this.

Right, but a system that allows you to do anything often doesn't help you do anything in particular. That's a problem, both for new users and for advocates.

If you get into Hyperbole more, you will certainly understand why we
name that key and don't use a specific mouse button name much.

Probably, but I meant that introducing new terms in a demo might be premature.

Send us your system specifics so we can possibly replicate the
problem.  With Hyperbole, you can do this with {C-h h m c}.

Hopefully that does it:

Editor: GNU Emacs (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.18.9)

        Hyperbole:   05.12
        Sys Type:    x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
        OS Type:     gnu/linux
        Window Sys:  x

Although I'm not starting with bare Emacs, but rather with my own customized configuration.

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