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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Keeping Fleabyte on Linux

Matt, an emailed response to your private address got returned twice. 
So, I'll give it here, below your message.    (01)

My Linux experiences make me wonder whether the advocates for Linux on 
the desktop are not overstating things a little.    (02)

Henry    (03)

Matthew Schneider wrote:    (04)

>Could you tell me a bit more about what you're doing? Are you using 
>Mozilla/composer to edit Fleabyte? I am able to copy and paste BOTH ways: 
>Kate <==> MComposer. Using Suse/KDE, MComposer 0.9.8.
>To: ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org
>From: Henry K van Eyken <vaneyken@sympatico.ca>
>Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 12:35:19 -0400
>Message-id: <3DB03847.4010904@sympatico.ca>
>With Linux (RedHat/KDE), I can copy-paste from Mozilla 1.0 to the Kate
>editor, but not the other way around.    (01)
>Would very much appreciate a clue as to how to go about overcoming this
>problem. Any hint where the solution may be found?    (02)
>Henry    (03)
Matthew.    (05)

Previously I used Netscape 4.7 's Composer and TextPad for doing the 
Fleabyte web pages. I  would do writing and editing of stories with 
TextPad. One of TextPad's outstanding features is that you can do the 
window do the linewrapping. So you can copy/paste text to Composer 
without concern for embedded line returns.    (06)

Markup was mostly done by Composer's HTML with some minimal touches done 
directly on HTML's source text, which was also rendered by TextPad.    (07)

This mode of operation is reasonably efficient.    (08)

Going to Linux presented a problem, but the closest I could come (to my 
knowledge!) is Mozilla's Composer with Kate. Mozilla's Composer 
(presumably) provides wellformed markup code. Kate does not (to my 
knowledge) have that nice line-return-free wrapping, so this is 
something I will have to live with, I guess. But absolutely stymying is 
the fact that I can't copy/paste from Kate directly to Mozilla's Composer.    (09)

With a publication produced within mostly an open-source community, I 
have pangs of guilt going back to Windows without first putting up a 
good fight. However, I am not a religious fanatic on this score so what 
needs to be done needs to be done ...    (010)

Thanks for taking an interest in this. Appreciate.    (011)

Henry    (012)

P.S. noticed your paragraph identifications in your e-mail. Neat!    (013)

P.P.S. Matt: Yesterday, I emailed this reply privately to the email 
address you gave, but it got returned as undeliverable. H.    (014)