12 Aug 2000 edrx   » (Journeyer)

I decided to explore Advogato a bit more today while I wait for some Hurd packages to download...

Two of my projects are stuck now - one (eev) because I need that some Emacs expert answers a question I posted to help-gnu-emacs@gnu.org... it is something very technical about adding colors to glyphs in X, and I need that to make my e-script files look pretty under X... I'm still (after 5 years of Linux!) spending 99% of my time in Linux VTs, and I'm using special keytables and tweaked codepage 850 fonts... all my personal files have lots of strange characters, and some are even displayed with colors in text mode Emacs... not very standard...

The other project is a Forth-like language that manages to keep its source code small by using lots of C functions as its primitves, instead of having to implement the words in the ANSI standard. It entered a scaring stage a few days ago - the "time-to-make-zillions-of-design-decisions-now" stage. I think I'm going to play a bit with Hurd and OpenBSD (that I haven't been able to install successfully yet) before going back to it.

About Advogato - hey, how do I download mod_virgule's sources from the Gnome CVS repository? I would like to learn how to use it from the sources instead of just by trial and error...

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