These are chat archives for weaverbel/LibraryCarpentry

21st
Apr 2017
Cam Macdonell
@cmacdonell
Apr 21 2017 01:32
@weaverbel was there a consensus? or maybe 2-3 favourites?
Belinda Weaver
@weaverbel
Apr 21 2017 03:05
Hi @cmacdonell No favourites that anyone would admit to ;-) The plan is to look at the existing installers and Windows SDK and see if we can find someone to build us a robust Windows installer so we can continue to use nano. There was also some enthusiasm for a new console emulator called CMDER - https://github.com/cmderdev/cmder but I downloaded it and couldn't get it working - typical geekspeak on how to set it up, assuming knowledge that I don't have, such as 'inject into PATH' and no explanation of what distinguishes the seven or so different downloads available. I'm going to retry. The discussion from both calls is on the etherpad: http://pad.software-carpentry.org/community-call-2017-04-20
More user friendly front end to Cmder http://cmder.net/ but "Inject into PATH" still part of the lingo ...
Belinda Weaver
@weaverbel
Apr 21 2017 03:17
I have cmder working ! I have created a git repo and it all worked easily. No nano though so I have raised an issue on the cmder repo.
Mark Laufersweiler
@laufers
Apr 21 2017 19:30
@weaverbel Had to miss the community call. I had my say in the email discussion. I will be interested in ready the notes.
Ryan Johnson
@remerjohnson
Apr 21 2017 19:53
It's not quite tmux but that's a decent terminal emulator for Windows for sure.
Ryan Johnson
@remerjohnson
Apr 21 2017 20:04
The stuff about PATH is just an unfortunate workaround needed because of Windows, and is only needed if you want to make really customized sessions and make the whole thing portable to other systems
Ryan Johnson
@remerjohnson
Apr 21 2017 20:14
Won't solve the nano issue, true. Fwiw the only nano.exe I've found is through Chocolatey
https://chocolatey.org/packages/nano