On Wednesday 12 October 2016 11:55:12 Mark wrote:

> On 10/12/2016 09:54 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > You mentioned gedit, which gets my attention.  That "thing" has
> > scrambled a file for me for the very last time. I don't even install
> > it on a fresh install, but nano to avoid remote x problems, and
> > geany for a gedit-like editor that has yet to record or miss-record,
> > usually because I am typing on a membrane covered keyboard and don't
> > hit the key hard enough.
> >
> > When I started to make TLM work with a 5i25 card because software
> > stepping wasn't fast enough, I had to nuke the .ini and .hal files
> > and start from scratch with a fresh run of stepperconf in the first
> > month while I was adding this and that to complete the working
> > config. About every 9 or 10 times I called up gedit to fix a typu, I
> > would fine the files was scrambled by picking up a kilobyte of it
> > and randomly inserting it 2 or 3 other places in the file, with the
> > start of the insert being mid-line of the inserted section, and
> > inserted mid-line where it was inserted.
> >
> > Save yourself such potential gcodeing headaches by making the
> > default editor geany in the axis.ini file. IMO gedit is a TTD, a
> > Textually Transmitted Disease.
> You must have something inexplicably incorrect.  I've used gedit for
> years and never ran into any of the problems you've had with it,
> running it either locally or over the network.  And that's with a
> bunch of plugins installed, both for software development work and for
> the G Code editing.
> Mark

I had the huge majority of the plugins installed. After about the 4th 
time it happened, I ripped it all out, nuked everything gedit related in 
my home dir, then spent several hours getting back to square two with 
nano. Never hiccuped once. Backed that up in the nightly amanda run. 
Safe, I tried and installed the bare metal kit of gedit again.  3 edits 
of that .hal file and it was destroyed again, took about 20 minutes.  
Back to the house & called up amrestore and recovered the good file.  

Then I went looking for a good editor with a decent gui, and came across 
geany.  Its not quite as well equipted with syntax helpers, but it has 
more than enough for my needs.

It has yet to make a mistake I didn't make.  That was on the atom, 
D-525-MW motherboard with 2 gigs of dram.

I don't like to admit it because more than twice is my fault but gedit 
made a blithering idiot out of me 8 to 10 times before I swore off.

Sorta like girls, some do, and some don't.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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