Hi all,

Sorry, maybe I made my point badly. I was basically trying to say which editor 
you use is not as important as the rendered markdown. I agree, Atom is a great 
editor. It's licensed under an MIT license. FSF warns you about an anti-feature 
(I love that term) though:-
"Atom will by default send “anonymous” usage data to Google Analytics 
(operating system, Atom version, screen resolution, …). To change this, go to 
Preferences, and "Core" settings. Change "Send Telemetry data to the Atom Team" 
to No (Do not send any telemetry data)."
See https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Category/Interface/text
I guess I should also use this opportunity to add that there are browser 
plugins for rendering  markdown. 
I personally use a Chromium plugin, also with an MIT license, simply called 
"Markdown Viewer" 
 The project and documentation are on GitHub simov/markdown-viewer 

|  |  |


|  | 

markdown-viewer - Markdown Viewer / Browser Extension



...but there are so many out there for Firefox and Chromium, just check the 
license (the plugins may have a different license to the browser you are using.)
OK, I think that brings it up to 2 cents' worth now.

Regards to all,
    On Thursday, 12 April 2018, 7:32:02 pm AEST, David Maslen 
<l...@maslen.id.au> wrote:  
 >>>>> "Tatiana" == Tatiana Lenz <tlenz2...@yahoo.com> writes:

    Tatiana> Hey all, I am going to add my 2 cents' worth. I think the
    Tatiana> editor is less important in this case, md markup is pretty
    Tatiana> simple in and of itself... that's the whole point of it,
    Tatiana> it's the rendering that counts. So really you can use any
    Tatiana> text editor (someone was suggesting emacs in this thread,
    Tatiana> you can even use vim.) I recently came across hugo and
    Tatiana> although, admittedly, I don't know too much about it, it
    Tatiana> seems pretty cool.

I'm pretty firmly in the emacs camp, although I appreciate the vi key
bindings. I think the learning curve for emacs makes it a significant
commitment, but it's an 'art worth your learning'. So do use emacs.

However, if I were in the market for a 'simple' and free[^2] text
editor, I think I'd check out atom[^1]. Looks like plugins are written
in node.js. Not a language I know much about, but a language taught to
kids and probably one of the best languages to learn if you only learn

Sent with gnus

[^1]: https://atom.io/

[^2]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_(text_editor)
Free-software-melb mailing list

Free Software Melbourne home page: http://www.freesoftware.asn.au/melb/

Reply via email to