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Re: [O] emacs & org mode for scholars questions

From: Rasmus
Subject: Re: [O] emacs & org mode for scholars questions
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:00:50 +0200
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Erik Hetzner <address@hidden> writes:

>   http://www.e6h.org/talks/emacsconf-2015/index.html

Thanks, I really enjoyed them.  One technical question.  Why do the flow
of the slides sometimes change from L→R to T→B?  It's quite confusing and
makes it hard to go back and forth between slides (IMO of course).  None
of your slides seem optional.

If find whom you choose to mention by name in the Org part particular.
E.g. add-on authors are named, the original author isn't mentioned, but
his profession is, ob is mentioned, but the main author isn't mentioned...

> Latex v. plain text
> [...]
> But the [ox] toolchains can be fragile [...]

{{citation needed}}

> One thing that I came out of the conference thinking was that a
> curated meta-package for Emacs (like elpy) that brought together tools
> for scholarly writers (in LaTeX and markdown and org-mode) might be a
> great help for Emacs beginners.

IMO, we should aim to DISTRIBUTE the needed packages *within* Emacs and
have SANE defaults.  Even with package.el, maintaining software on a
computer that you do not have full access to, can be a pain.  The value of
"batteries included" cannot be emphasized enough!  Instead of adding
another project to github, it would be better to fix it in Emacs.

EmacsW32 is great in this regard 'cause it's a just a zip, which you can
use even on constrained systems.  I still have to install AUCTEX and ESS
"manually", but at least package.el can handle compressed archives.


May contains speling mistake

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