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Re: Sub or dom ; does it really matter? [message #411752 is a reply to message #411750] Thu, 07 October 2021 18:54 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Dan Espen is currently offline  Dan Espen
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Mike Spencer <mds@bogus.nodomain.nowhere> writes:

> Dan Espen <dan1espen@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> Mike Spencer <mds@bogus.nodomain.nowhere> writes:
>>
>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>
>>>> Are you using Gnus/Emacs? If so the Emacs wiki says:
>>>>
>>>> "Auto-detection of UTF-8 is effectively disabled by default in GNU Emacs
>>>> 21.3 and below.
>>>
>>> Emacs 20.7. Just so.
>>
>> Where did you did that up...
>>
>> GNU Emacs 27.1
>
> Off-and-on Unix user from '89, tried to install slackware from
> floppies in mid 90s, got lost in the mess. Fail.
>
> In 1999 I bought a Great Fat Book with two Linux CDs in it: Caldera
> and RedHat. Installed Caldera. It came up with XEmacs default. Gak!
> Hastily downloaded and compiled then-current GNU Emacs -- 20.7.
>
> With a working Linux up, as soon as I figured out how to do it,
> switched to Slackware 8.0.
>
> Since then, with each new update of Slackware, there's a new Emacs
> version. I install it, spend several hours trying to make annoying
> features go away or revert to previous behavior. Get fed up and
> replace it with the 20.7 binary compiled in 1999. Rinse & repeat each
> time a new Emacs comes along.
>
> I can't recall all the annoyances off the top of my head. The ones
> that come to mind:
>
> + Changed behavior of the prompt in shell-mode
>
> + Emacs wants to convert 30 years' accumulation of BABYL email &
> news files to mbox format.

I used to be an MH-E bigot, but I've long been convinced of the merits
of IMAP. Leave that stuff on your server. Well, I do sometimes save
stuff in nnmh format.

> + Colorization/standout mode. Colors chosen by Emacs conflict
> with X colors I choose for Emacs windows, making (for example) the
> minibuffer unreadable.

Looks like I set the color of the minibuffer text using custom.
Simply get into the customize stuff and find and set it.

There are hundreds of themes, but I've been setting my own colors for
too long. I can't recall that stuff ever being disturbed by a new
release.

> + Numerous others I forget.
>
> Well, you asked.

For each new version of Emacs, the News file indicates the changes
and when relevant, how to revert them.

>> ... and why should we consider that relevant?
>
> Not relevant to Spooky's bloated binary .sig itself. Relevant
> response to Spooky's quoted line, confessiong that h{is,er}
> surmise about what {s}he regards as my antidiluvian technology is
> correct.

--
Dan Espen
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