Joe's editor, anyone?

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Mon Mar 31 19:31:23 UTC 2008


On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:36:12 -0300
Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:

> Peter Garrett wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 05:48:06AM -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
> > 
> >>     It appears that the joe packages have been moved to a special
> >> depository and you need to get that in your system. I am a joe user too
> >> and it is a wonderful editor.
> >> 
> > It's in universe :) Not particularly "special"...
> > 
> > $ apt-cache policy joe | tail -1
> >         500 http://mirror.pacific.net.au feisty/universe Packages
> >         
> 
> Feisty, Peter?  That's so yesterday...

Yes, but the frame buffer *works in a tty - without fiddling around in
initramfs-tools config* etc...   ;-)  And the console fonts don't
disappear when you switch virtual terminals à la Hardy.  

 See:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/129910 

(now finally fixed, thank goodness. It only took about 7 months...)

and

https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/201591 

(also supposedly fixed with 2.6.24-13 , but the corresponding
ubuntu-modules package has not hit the hardy repos yet... )

I will switch to Hardy, but only if it respects the needs of those with
eccentric ideas ;-)   See .sig

By the way, I currently have various peculiar and different installs of
feisty, gutsy and hardy here on two machines with multiple boots... Gutsy
doesn't really do anything spectacular that I need. I hope Hardy will be a
good all-rounder:- Dapper was...

Alternative is to return to Debian from whence I came :)

Peter
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