Monday, September 11, 2017

Leo 5.6 b1 released

Leo 5.6b1 is now available on SourceForge and on GitHub.
Leo is an IDE, outliner and PIM, as described here.
Simulating Leo's features in Vim, Emacs or Eclipse is possible, just as it is possible to simulate Python in assembly language...
The highlights of Leo 5.6
  • The cursesGui2.py plugin creates a console gui for Leo.
  • Added "Yes to All" and "No to All" buttons to file-changed dialog.
  • Improved how Leo switches between git branches.
  • Created outline-oriented git-diff command.
Links

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hope, not optimism. Science Magazine: A Roadmap for rapid decarbonization

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
—Vaclav Havel
This is a profoundly important distinction. We can be hopeful, even when pessimistic.

Endless debates about whether we "should" be optimistic or pessimistic are useless. They suggest no action. Bozo optimism is rampant these days, but we can (must) ignore such nonsense.

Otoh, hope (focusing on what makes sense) is all important. Once we have a proper plan we can start to make that plan come to pass. This will be far from easy: there are powerful forces committed to folly. The alternative is despair, the notion that no plan makes sense.

The paper,  "A roadmap for rapid decarbonization", Science 24 March 2017, page 1269, is a perfect example of hope in action.  It lays out a reasonable plan for dealing with global warming.  It (rightly) ignores the myriad obstacles that such a reasonable plan will face.  It focuses exclusively on what should happen, and ignores fruitless speculation about what will happen.  This is a superior model for public policy and superb paper: powerful, concise and hard hitting.

Edward

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Leo 5.5 final released

Leo 5.5 is now available on SourceForge and on GitHub.
Leo is an IDE, outliner and PIM, as described here.
Simulating Leo's features in Vim, Emacs or Eclipse is possible, just as it is possible to simulate Python in assembly language...
The highlights of Leo 5.5
  • Syntax coloring is 20x faster than before.
    The "big-text" hack is no longer needed.
  • Leo's importers are now line/token oriented, allowing them
    to handle languages like javascript more robustly.
  • New perl and javascript importers.
  • Pylint now runs in the background.
  • Pyflakes can optionally check each file as it is written.
  • Greatly simplified argument-handling for interactive commands.
  • Documented how to do Test-Driven Development in Leo.
Links

Friday, March 17, 2017

Leo 5.5b1 released

Leo 5.5b1 is now available on SourceForge and on GitHub. Leo is an IDE, outliner and PIM, as described here.

Simulating Leo's features in Vim, Emacs or Eclipse is possible, just as it is possible to simulate Python in assembly language...

The highlights of Leo 5.5
  • Syntax coloring is 20x faster than before.
    The "big-text" hack is no longer needed.
  • Leo's importers are now line/token oriented, allowing them
    to handle languages like javascript more robustly.
  • New perl and javascript importers.
  • Pylint now runs in the background.
  • Pyflakes can optionally check each file as it is written.
  • Greatly simplified argument-handling for interactive commands.
  • Documented how to do Test-Driven Development in Leo.
Links