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Posts for March, 2009

Collaboration Platform For Teaching Open Source

Chris Tyler has setup Teaching Open Source, with an aim to establish a collaboration point between various efforts around open source education. Why do we need another open source advocacy site? Like David Humphrey says, If you’ve spent any amount of time working in open source and education you’ll know what I mean when I say that there is currently too much duplication of effort: everyone has their own mailing list, wiki, planet, etc (I’m registered on about a dozen). [Continue]

Future Of Microsoft’s Browser

Microsoft’s browser seems to be scheduled for heavy changes. Not only does Windows 7 allow the user to switch off IE8, there are rumours that IE8 might be the end of Trident – rendering engine. While Microsoft has fought to ensure that IE8 is more compatible with its past mistakes than with standards, a news that future versions of IE might move to a different rendering engine is conflicting. [Continue]

vi – The Interface

Most of us know about the most popular clone of vi – vim. Here are some more editors that are either vi clones or support emulations: bvi – binary text editor Yi – text editor written in Haskell with both vim and emacs goodness Kate – The vi input mode jVi – a clone which is also a plugin for NetBeans nvi – a clone distributed with BSD viper – vi emulation on top of Emacs jsvi However, vi has also inspired applications/plugins of completely different classes. Here are some examples: bash – a Unix shell has vi mode vimperator – an addon for Firefox, a Web browser, to make it behave like vim vimperopera – vimperator for Opera, another Web browser viemu – vi/vim emulator for Visual Studio, Word, Outlook and SQL Server vifm – ncurses based file manager with vi like key-bindings xzgv – image viewer mutt – text based email client apvlv – a PDF reader that behaves like vim xmonad – a tiling window manager with some vim-like key-bindings Google Reader – web based feed reader, and Gmail – a web based mail client, both borrow from vim key bindings No wonder I thought of using the familiar interface while designing an application. [Continue]

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