Re: [linux-audio-user] Usability vs Intuitability in Ardour

From: Dave Phillips <dlphillips@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Tue Jul 26 2005 - 13:57:57 EEST

Steve Harris wrote:

>True, you have to decide wether its worth the effort. When I started
>developing on UNIX machines I watched the old hands and relaised that 1)
>they were all much faster than me, and 2) they (almost) all used vi. So I
>took the effort to learn, in the knowledge that I would spend a lot of my
>life typing. It took makes months to be able to fly vi, but now you can
>prise it from my cold dead fingers.
Indeed. I have occasion to use OpenOffice, it's very nice, but it's not
this writer's tool of choice.

I think I'm just partial to things unadorned, like classical guitars, ;)

>For anyone whos thinking of learning, dont start by trying to digest it
>all, just start with i A yy dd, and go from there, its all pretty
>logical when you get into it.
The O'Reilly book on vi is a very good little volume. It includes a
handy pull-out for quick command reference.

I've also come to admire the emacs Way, especially with anything
Lisp-oriented. Powerful stuff there too.


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