What is the easiest and most accessible editor?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Nov 30 17:16:00 UTC 2021

I didn't wrote the message to which I answer.

Maybe there are several Didiers?

More seriously:

1. There is no GUI version. This is a command line app. But after having
installed an application, it will have an entry in the Application menu. To
know more, after installation type:
man flatpak
flatpak --help
you can run flatpak as regular user, it will ask root's password before
installing/removing stuff.
2. Your understanding is correct.
3. Installing it won't hurt, as long as you don't use it ;)

Didier Spaier
Slint maintainer

Le 30/11/2021 à 17:50, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> What would a flatpak do for me as a desktop gui user? My understanding 
> is that is supposed to allow me to run packages which are not part of 
> the distribution in what is so called a sandbox. but if the gui version 
> of it is not accessible it would be of limited use for me. I will 
> install it anyway once you make it available.
> Cheers,
> Didier
> On 11/29/21 7:22 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Hi Ibrahim and All,
>> no Micro is not provided by Slint (yet). I learned its existence today 
>> <smile>.
>> I have built flatpak and pipe-viewer and also its GUI gtk-pipe-viewer 
>> (not fully
>> accessible, but nice).
>> It took me more time than anticipated, but expect a big batch of 
>> updates for
>> Slint tomorrow (37 packages, including the many dependencies of file 
>> viewer).
>> I did some reading and tests with flatpak, and wouldn't recommend to 
>> use that,
>> especially if space on disk is a concern.
>> Worth reading about that:
>> https://ludocode.com/blog/flatpak-is-not-the-future
>> However, "chose promise, chose due" as we say here, a flatpak package 
>> will be
>> available for Slint users tomorrow.
>> Cheers,
>> Didier
>> Le 30/11/2021 à 00:30, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
>>> Thanks a bundle for all of you folks. I did not know how much of a 
>>> discussion my innocent and naive question would generate. I learned a 
>>> lot from your answers. Although I have never messed with 
>>> configuration files since the days of the autoexec.bat in the days of 
>>> dos, I think I have enough courage to play with changing some 
>>> configuration settings using some of the editors you suggested.
>>> I launched few of them both in the desktop and in the terminal and I 
>>> found geany and nano to be easy. I did not find Micro, I guess it is 
>>> not preinstalled on slint.
>>> I know that my editing needs would be very basic.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Ibrahim
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