[Oberon] Re (2): Oberon Digest, Vol 104, Issue 2
lab.eas at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 21:32:19 CET 2012
peasthope at shaw.ca wrote:--
> My most recent foray was to put UnixAos on the OLPC XO-1.5.
> On the little screen, text is too small to read. Next I can install
> it natively and try increasing the font size system wide.
Most linux: X can step the global-magnification.
What WinManager do you use with Debian?
I've moved from the RedHat-family [Mandrake, FedoraCore]
back to Slackware, and blackbox/fluxbox is beutifully compact
and fast compared to the default KDE-4, which is a monster.
I'm expecting to receive 2 Raspberry Pi soon; one with the
default Debian installed. But if can't install the superior
text editor/s of ETHO, the system is half-lame for me.
> Apart from support for USB and better networking capabilities,
> what are the most significant advantages of AOS over NO in
> your view?
That's exactly the RIGHT question to ask.
I've got a 500GB Toshiba USB2/3 /dev/sda for backup.
Right now I'm in LEO, editing your Mail.Text which I received via
the same old familiar ETHO: TextMail utility from the 90's.
LEO has the old look & feel.
The main difference is that LEO handles full PATH designated files.
So that eg:
opens an ETHO TextFrame with the file on the Toshiba-USB-drive.
I don't know how. But I suspect that LEO just <hooks into some linux
Remember *nix is magic.
So imagine what it's like having multiple N-O terminals,
where EACH one can access all the files that *nix can access,
and in 3 formats: ETHO, *nix, DOS.
One advantage of opening LEOs in differnt dirs, is that if
you want to work on 4 texts in that DIR, eg:
These are inconvenient long-path-names, because I'm
accessing them from:
-> System.CurrentDirectory =`pwd` which is: /usr/local/bin/LEO
But if I opened a new LEO, in /mnt/toshiba/usr/local/speech_tools/
then the filenames would be more managable as:
configure.in install-sh HelloTst.cc config.status
Besides if you're working on 6 projects, each in their own dir-tree,
it's better to have a separate LEO for each project, based in the
So I use LEO to do a lot of my linux work.
Could your substitute for VNC allow direct pasting from a `man`
to an ETHO-text, like this Mail.Text?
And can A4 do so?
== Chris Glur.
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