Martin Lorenz | 4 Jul 12:41 2006
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Wyrd 1.4 complaints

OK now...

as my temper is back to normal I can give some real critique:

I consider it not very good manners of a end-user program to change key
bindings and configuration syntax without warning
by warning I mean to warn the user of changes when he fist starts the ne
version...

I use wyrd for my everyday work and the way it behaved up to version 1.3 was
really ok.
to change the semantics of 'q' from 'quit' ot 'quick something' was not
nice. I reconfigured it now such that 'q' still means 'quit' and your 'quick
reminder' feature is on '+' - btw. the templating mechanism is all I need.
the quick reminder feature is not really useful for me.

The coloring is now relly awful as I cannot change the default background
for wyrd. or is there a feature I simply haven't found?
I use white as my shell background. but for wyrd I quite liked the black
back and configured my coloring accordingly. now i have colors which are
tuned for readability on black but the background is white.....

btw... who needs transparent shell-backgrounds?

wyrd is a really nice tool which I use productively every day but today it
drove me crazy and took me almost an hour of my time to get it back to what
I need just because of unnoticed changes introduced by an upgrade...

gruss
  mlo
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Martin Stubenschrott | 4 Jul 13:18 2006
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Re: Wyrd 1.4 complaints

On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 12:41:59PM +0200, Martin Lorenz wrote:
> I consider it not very good manners of a end-user program to change key
> bindings and configuration syntax without warning
> by warning I mean to warn the user of changes when he fist starts the ne
> version...

Well, sometimes one need to change things to make it clearer, and the
new quit-binding is written on the top help line anyway.

> I use wyrd for my everyday work and the way it behaved up to version 1.3 was
> really ok.
> to change the semantics of 'q' from 'quit' ot 'quick something' was not
> nice. I reconfigured it now such that 'q' still means 'quit' and your 'quick
> reminder' feature is on '+' - btw. the templating mechanism is all I need.
> the quick reminder feature is not really useful for me.

That was changed with 1.3 afaik. I also much prefer 'q' for exiting
(more consistent with other apps), but I changed that within a minute,
and I _really_ like the quick reminder tool, I just mapped it to 'a'
(add reminder).

> The coloring is now relly awful as I cannot change the default background
> for wyrd. or is there a feature I simply haven't found?
> I use white as my shell background. but for wyrd I quite liked the black
> back and configured my coloring accordingly. now i have colors which are
> tuned for readability on black but the background is white.....
> 
> btw... who needs transparent shell-backgrounds?

Nobody _needs_ them, nor do I use them, but it's really very
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mlo | 4 Jul 13:43 2006
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Re: Wyrd 1.4 complaints

On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 01:18:52PM +0200, Martin Stubenschrott wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 12:41:59PM +0200, Martin Lorenz wrote:
> > I consider it not very good manners of a end-user program to change key
> > bindings and configuration syntax without warning
> > by warning I mean to warn the user of changes when he fist starts the ne
> > version...
> 
> Well, sometimes one need to change things to make it clearer, and the
> new quit-binding is written on the top help line anyway.

which you simply don't see when you are so much used to a program... :-)

> > The coloring is now relly awful as I cannot change the default background
> > for wyrd. or is there a feature I simply haven't found?
> > I use white as my shell background. but for wyrd I quite liked the black
> > back and configured my coloring accordingly. now i have colors which are
> > tuned for readability on black but the background is white.....
> > 
> > btw... who needs transparent shell-backgrounds?
> 
> Nobody _needs_ them, nor do I use them, but it's really very
> frustrating, _if_ you like them, and there is just one application
> misbehaving. And the change is not only for transparent
> shell-background, but also for people who use blue/green whatever
> backgrounds, where the 'background' resource is not the same as color0
> in the .Xdefaults file.

so...
I am afraid I diden't get the message.
what must I do to change wyrds default background to black on a white
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Martin Stubenschrott | 4 Jul 15:08 2006
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Re: Wyrd 1.4 complaints

On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 01:43:37PM +0200, mlo@... wrote:
> > Well, sometimes one need to change things to make it clearer, and the
> > new quit-binding is written on the top help line anyway.
> 
> which you simply don't see when you are so much used to a program... :-)

That's right :)

> so...
> I am afraid I diden't get the message.
> what must I do to change wyrds default background to black on a white
> terminal?

The easiest way is just to just start the terminal with a black background
like:

xterm -bg black -fg white -e wyrd

But you are right, I saw some inconsistent behavior, when I leave the
default:

color description        white black

in my .wyrdrc, I get black text an white terminal (i.e. it uses my
default terminal colors), but when I change it to:

color description        yellow black

it uses a yellow font on black background.

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Paul Pelzl | 4 Jul 17:38 2006
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Re: Wyrd 1.4 complaints

On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 12:41:59PM +0200, Martin Lorenz wrote:
> I use wyrd for my everyday work and the way it behaved up to version 1.3 was
> really ok.
> to change the semantics of 'q' from 'quit' ot 'quick something' was not
> nice. I reconfigured it now such that 'q' still means 'quit' and your 'quick
> reminder' feature is on '+' - btw. the templating mechanism is all I need.
> the quick reminder feature is not really useful for me.

Unless I'm mistaken, the binding for "quit" has always been 'Q', not
'q'.

> The coloring is now relly awful as I cannot change the default background
> for wyrd. or is there a feature I simply haven't found?
> I use white as my shell background. but for wyrd I quite liked the black
> back and configured my coloring accordingly. now i have colors which are
> tuned for readability on black but the background is white.....

OK, that's definitely a bug; I'll see what I can do about that.  For the
moment, I think Martin's suggested workaround is reasonable.

Paul

Martin Lorenz | 4 Jul 11:23 2006
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the new Wyrd

Greets,

an upgrade just installed the new version of WYRD for me and nothing works
anymore.

KEY-bindings have changed, templates for new events are no longer replaced
properly, colors are awkward...

gruss
  mlo
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corner family | 5 Jul 07:00 2006
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us holidays .remind file

To whom it may concern,

Does anyone know where a sample .remind file is that already has the 
standard US holidays formatted and ready to use?

Thanks,
vlakmire

dave | 5 Jul 11:59 2006

Re: us holidays .remind file

Most distributions include sample .remind files, including Holidays, in /usr/share/doc/remind. I´m going from memory, as I´m not near a Linux box right now. Someone please correct me if I´m wrong......
 
Try the 'locate' command, something like: locate *.remind
 
dave

 
On 7/5/06, corner family <jjcorner <at> bigfoot.com> wrote:
To whom it may concern,

Does anyone know where a sample .remind file is that already has the
standard US holidays formatted and ready to use?

Thanks,
vlakmire
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Daniel Graham | 5 Jul 12:29 2006

Re: us holidays .remind file

It's called 'defs.rem' and, for me at least, it's located in the
'remind-03.00.24/examples'.

-Dan

On 2006-07-05 11:59 +0200, dave wrote:
> Most distributions include sample .remind files, including Holidays, in
> /usr/share/doc/remind. I´m going from memory, as I´m not near a Linux box
> right now. Someone please correct me if I´m wrong......
> 
> Try the 'locate' command, something like: locate *.remind
> 
> dave
> 
> 
> On 7/5/06, corner family <jjcorner@...> wrote:
> >
> >To whom it may concern,
> >
> >Does anyone know where a sample .remind file is that already has the
> >standard US holidays formatted and ready to use?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >vlakmire
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Ken Guest | 5 Jul 13:29 2006
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reminder for every 90 days

hi everyone,
i need to set up a recurring 90 day reminder - any ideas on what the line in my
.reminder file should look line?

k.

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