-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Friday, 1. August 2003 02:02, george donnelly wrote: > thanks for the feedback. gui is not important, i guess i'm just looking for > the neat features that everyone talks about - and with a minimum of > resource usage as i would like to install it on a webserver as well so > clients can use it over ssh.
Remember, GNU Emacs (and XEmacs, too, I suppose) is at its core a lisp interpreter. Many of Emacs' popular features are actually not "hard-wired" into emacs, but are add-ons written in lisp (though emacs comes with a helluva lot of them...). The tiny emacs-clones just emulate its look and superficial behaviour is the same, but they lack much of emacs' extensibility and customizability. If you just look for a small, easy-to-use editor, zile or µemacs is for you. GNU Emacs, on the other hand, is not that bad ressource-wise. It takes a lot of hard disk space, yes. It takes quite a lot of RAM for an editor, but not that much, either (less than 10MB on my machine, usually). CPU usage is pretty low (my machine: PentiumIII 450) mostly. You can also run GNU emacs in server mode. Users wanting to use emacs do not start a new instance of emacs, but just attach their client-sessions to the emacs-server. The main advantage I see is memory saved, and also some relief on the disks, for emacs remains in RAM all the time. kind regards, Benjamin Walkenhorst - -- Benjamin Walkenhorst eMail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] homepage: http://www.krylon.de -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.2 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Public Key available at http://www.krylon.de iD8DBQE/KrPjoYumWdMvhMQRAjllAJ48iNW1J8IZ6JBwBusbX557gMVm1wCcDipg O9yHNmExcVVk1W40g5eM/so= =Db1B -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"