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Date:      Fri, 23 Aug 1996 10:23:54 -0500
From:      "Daniel M. Eischen" <deischen@iworks.InterWorks.org>
To:        jonny@gaia.coppe.ufrj.br
Cc:        lenzi@bsi.com.br, questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Textedit???
Message-ID:  <9608231523.AA26727@iworks.InterWorks.org>

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> // Maybe I'm the stupid one - is Textedit not an X based
> // editor?  Is it more like an emacs or vi editor?
>
> No, you're right.  Textedit is the "easyeditor" that comes with
> Sun's OpenWindows.  Basically it have cut&paste, find&replace,
> and cursor motion.  I know nothing more than this.  But, yet,
> it's the preferred editor in our lab  (bunch'o'lusers :) ).

Well, if your hands aren't hardcoded to vi or emacs, then you
should really like nedit.  Here at work, we use to use the
old Apollo Domain editor (the DM editor) and cried when all
the Apollo's were replaced with HPs.  We were stuck with a
choice between a poor emulation of the DM editor and HPs
VUE editor.  I brought over nedit to the HPs and have slowly
converted everyone.  Engineers are using it now on all our
UNIX machines - HPs, Suns, FreeBSD PCs, and soon to be SGI.

Nedit has a lot of feature, cut & paste (rectangular too :)),
search and replace with wildcards, macros, split windows,
user preferences, etc.  Motif look and feel, similar to XEmacs
without all the bloat.

Maybe I convert one more, eh? ;-)

Dan Eischen
deischen@iworks.interWorks.org



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