Bug#563662: Processed: Re: Bug#563237: jed-extra: not obvious how to use new modes

Jörg Sommer joerg at alea.gnuu.de
Wed Jan 6 15:46:41 UTC 2010

retitle 563662 Provide way for easier configuration
submitter 563662 !
found 1:0.99.19-1

Hallo G.,

G. Milde hat am Mon 04. Jan, 22:13 (+0100) geschrieben:
> On  4.01.10, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > > retitle -1 Provide way for esier configuration
> > Bug #563662 [jed-extra] jed-extra: not obvious how to use new modes
> > Changed Bug title to 'Provide way for esier configuration' from
> > 'jed-extra: not obvious how to use new modes'
> Besides the typo, the new title does not match the content, which 
> IMV boils down to "Document basic configuration in README.Debian"

My idea of this feature request was something like Zsh's first‐time‐
configuration. When you start the Zsh and don't have the file ~/.zshrc
you get a dialog with prompts to make rudimentary customizations like
enable completion and other stuff.

I thought we can extend the text of the scatch buffer to say something
like “To make some rudimentary customizations press ESC x and enter

The config function can give a dialog that asks questions like
• the prefered emulation and color scheme,
• enable/disable menu keys,
• create backup files

The jed-extra config file might add it's vi mode to the list of possible
emulations and might add more questions.

From the answers, the file Default_Jedrc_Startup_File should be generated
or extended.

Maybe we can extend this to modes and the like.

Bye, Jörg.
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are
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