text editor migration saga 

I used vscodium for a day earlier this week and was impressed – very similar to atom, and very sleek including ultra-easy package installation. But couldn't quite shake my annoyance at being ushered further into microsoft-world or paranoia that they'll next shuttle everyone into a cloud version. (I know it's open source and could be forked, as could atom, but at this point I've seen how easy it is for an original maintainer to take the wind out of a project's sails.)

text editor migration saga 

So I gave doom-emacs a 2nd try, and that might have done it. Config is frankly more of a hassle than it needs to be, IMO – the doom docs in particular are sprawling and inconsistent, with a voice that's unfriendly to newcomers – but I've got it to a point where I have an extremely uncluttered UI with all the main elements I want. Turning off evil-mode helped me, but I'm definitely starting to grasp the appeal of not relying on a mouse.

text editor migration saga 

still not loving emacs. thought about going the opposite direction: less reliance on editor features and more on os/utilities. learned about gedit's external tools plugin, which lets you pin bash commands to keyboard shortcuts. this seems pretty ideal – I'd way rather re-implement my atom packages as bash scripts than as elisp (both for familiarity and portability). BUT...

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text editor migration saga 

Gnome seems to be switching from gedit to the new Gnome Text Editor. The former's future seems iffy. The latter looks beautiful and has great markdown support, but its devs are explicitly opposed to re-implementing external tools (reddit.com/r/gnome/comments/st). This is a bummer, as Gnome Builder (where they figure users wanting any advanced features will go) has far too much IDE stuff for a non-code writing workflow.

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