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  • Hey @doniks, sorry for the late reply - I love the touch navigation in the UT Terminal and it's consistently the major reason I'm using UT - I think I can safely say that I have tried every - and I mean every - android terminal emulator out there and nothing has come close to the UT Terminal experience. Well, I say nothing - the Termux developers are doing a great job bringing the Linux experience to Android phones but you're still very much restricted to the Termux environment and limited software selection.

    The page navigation by touch does need some tweaking - but in the Terminal Scroll menu, I've found that the PG_UP, PG_DN, HOME and END suffice in lieu of that...

    I find it difficult to suggest improvements without sounding like I'm complaining - because in my opinion, there is no mobile device terminal that comes close to this...and certainly with a keyboard attached, the UT Terminal experience is much improved - especially since the new terminal (which I have in 16.04 "devel") included tabbed terminals and keybindings for flipping between them.

    I've spent my time tweaking instead the emacs config file (.emacs in the /home/phablet/ directory) to sidestep some of the issues moving from computer to UT - and I shall at some point when I have a moment, share those with everybody here.

    I'm slightly bashful at being called a "mobile terminal warrior" - but have spent a comedic number of hours optimising UT for that full desktop experience. Last January, I actually presented a plenary lecture on my research in front of a couple of hundred scientists - and prepared the whole hour-long presentation on UT, using Gimp in Libertine for slide preparation and Beamer in LaTeX (in emacs in a chroot).

    It is possible to carry a workstation in your pocket 🙂



  • Hey Milan @mk73,

    I would absolutely love to share my experiences with the UBports users and give something back! Although will honestly admit that I consider myself more a "curator of assembled knowledge" (akin to standing on the shoulders of giants!) than an original fount of that knowledge. The internet and all its wonderful contributors have been my inspiration - but I do also realise the importance and use of actually having all of these titbits and tweaks in a single place.

    So, yep, consider me sold on writing an "emacs on UT" blog. It'll probably be quite useful for me to write some of this stuff down too 🙂



  • @brywilson I use emacs to write my email, but I log into my server and read my email with mutt there, not right in the phone. I would also love to hear how you use emacs in the phone.



  • @brywilson this could be amazing for sure. very excited to read what you have to share with the community 🙂



  • @brywilson said in emacs...:

    I love the touch navigation in the UT Terminal and it's consistently the major reason I'm using UT

    I hear you 🙂

    I find it difficult to suggest improvements without sounding like I'm complaining - because in my opinion, there is no mobile device terminal that comes close to this...

    fair enough, but then maybe just as feedback to myself: Are you not struggling with the things I pointed out? Because then maybe I just need to find how I adjust my own usage pattern. Or are you simple being (too 🙂 ) humble here? No stray tabs in your .tex files?

    @brywilson said in emacs...:

    So, yep, consider me sold on writing an "emacs on UT" blog. It'll probably be quite useful for me to write some of this stuff down too 🙂

    Looking forward to it.

    And to the promo clip that marketing is undoubtedly going to make out of it 🙂 whistle



  • Is there a way to get a more recent version of Emacs than 24.5 on UT? (Also, does xmodmap work for rebinding capslock on an external bluetooth keyboard?)



  • @emacsomancer That is the version available in Ubuntu 16.04. You could add a PPA or such which has a newer version for 16.04 on armhf, if you wish, but eh only official archive version would be 24.5.



  • @dobey said in emacs...:

    @emacsomancer That is the version available in Ubuntu 16.04. You could add a PPA or such which has a newer version for 16.04 on armhf, if you wish, but eh only official archive version would be 24.5.

    Right, no, I get that. What I actually wanted to ask is: (a) is there a PPA which has a newer version of Emacs for 16.04?[1] (b) If so, how do I add PPAs in Libertine?

    [1] There's this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~kelleyk/+archive/ubuntu/emacs , but it's not clear to me whether it has support for arm.



  • @emacsomancer said in emacs...:

    how do I add PPAs in Libertine?

    there's options for this: libertine-container-manager configure --help



  • @emacsomancer Looking at that page, it does have ARM builds, so if you trust that PPA, you could use it.


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    @brywilson , Hi, also sorry for little later reply, very busy this days, but perfect and great to here you would like to share your experiences. Our main communication channels, as you may know, are right now Telegram or Matrix. The UBwriters team reside already only on Matrix.But you will find me also in Telegram Supegroup. Pls send me private message: @milkor73 and we will invite you to our group to agree the next steps and way of working.

    Thx a lot. Best regards.


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