On Wed, 2008-09-17 at 08:20 -0400, Reid.Thompson wrote: > On Wed, 2008-09-17 at 11:22 +0530, Sankar wrote: > > Will such a workflow be not best done by having vi/emacs style > > key-bindings for the composer body area , rather than opening a > > external program ? > > Is this being implemented/considered? If so, where is it hosted?
The problem with "emacs-style key bindings" is that, for those of use who've been using Emacs almost as long as we've been using computers, they are never complete enough. Bind-alikes are OK for some small text editing areas, but for something like email you really miss all the "extra" keybindings that a real Emacs gives. Don't get me wrong: some compatibility is better than none. Invoking an external editor is also useful and something I'd be interested in trying out (I used Emacs VM mode for mail for years and years before I had to connect to an Exchange server, just so I could have full Emacs editing for my mail). However, the most ideal situation that I can imagine would be to figure out how to make Emacs "embeddable". Then it can become a universal editor plugin, for Evo, FireFox text boxes, Eclipse, etc. etc. Start up Emacs in the background and have applications that need an editable box contact it to create new child windows containing real Emacs buffers. I would actually cry if I could get that. :-) _______________________________________________ Evolution-hackers mailing list Evolutionemail@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers