|Subject:||Re: [Ranger-users] A new approach to build the user interface of the future!|
|Date:||Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:54:02 +0200|
What is the change?? Without the sarcasmOn Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 5:15 PM, feel.squally <address@hidden> wrote:
With vim key bindings for scrolling down along the files in a directory you just need one finger typing j.
I guess with emacs you need C+n that implies TWO fingers.
Also, if this change is about a concern of freedom, is there the FREEDOM to choose between vim and emacs key bindings like tmux does?
If so, I am happy with this change otherwise I think ranger will lose users pretty soon.Il 31/mar/2015 22:52 "Miodrag Milic" <address@hidden> ha scritto:> Imagine a text editor where you can just type in some keys, and they appear on
the screen. Just like that.OMG, I didn't even know such thing exists!!!! PLEASE!!!On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 10:41 PM, Gerald Klein <address@hidden> wrote:Can someone please tell if this is a joke, I'm serious I can't tell?--On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 3:20 PM, hut <address@hidden> wrote:So, ranger has been around for almost 6 years, and after all this time of
optimizing and re-evaluating, I think we need a paradigm shift in the way
There are going to be a few changes starting with the upcoming 1.7.0 release
which can be tested now already by running the current git version:
git clone https://github.com/hut/ranger.git -b current
I sincerely believe now that trying to copy the vim user experience was wrong
on many levels, because clearly emacs is the better editor. It's build on the
idea of freedom, of elegance and of having to press modifier keys all the time.
If that doesn't convince you yet, how about this:
Imagine a text editor where you can just type in some keys, and they appear on
the screen. Just like that. No silly modes, no crazy things happening by
typing random characters on the keyboard (think ggdGZZ, it deletes your whole
text, then saves the file and quits the editor! How crazy is that?!)
No. Using Emacs key bindings is the only sane way to do it. Check out the
new key bindings on the man page: http://ranger.nongnu.org/ranger.1.html
Of course ranger has no concept of "typing in text" like emacs does, so typing
in keys without modifiers will do nothing at all. Basically you will have to
use modifier keys for everything you do. But still it's obviously better than
vim-like key bindings. ***BONUS*** The first 100 to upgrade will get a free
treatment for their future carpal tunnel syndrome!
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