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Re: Vim on the iPad

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  • Jeroen Budts
    ... Hash: SHA256 ... Since Vimtouch / Android are now also described in this thread, some additional information: (1) As you say you have plenty of choices on
    Message 1 of 57 , Mar 20 5:22 AM
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      On 03/20/2013 01:06 PM, Eric Weir wrote:
      > On Mar 18, 2013, at 2:29 PM, MickMcQ <mcq@...> wrote: Three
      > necessities that'd cause me to go to any length to get it if they
      > were met: (1) an appropriate keyboard, (2) cut and paste between
      > apps, (3) syncing to the cloud, preferably to SugarSync (it's so
      > much more convenient than Dropbox) or maybe iCloud.

      Since Vimtouch / Android are now also described in this thread, some
      additional information:
      (1) As you say you have plenty of choices on Android

      (2) Cut and paste between apps on Android is very easy. Tap-and-hold a
      piece of text and a small toolbar pops-up where you can select cut/copy.
      Then in another app you can tap-and-hold in a textfield and a paste
      button will show up. In Vimtouch you can use the default paste registers
      (*/+) to paste from and copy to the system clipboard.

      (3) The latest Vimtouch release (2.3, released yesterday) now uses some
      standaard Android interface to open files which let you choose files
      from other apps. This even allows you to immediately select a file from
      your Dropbox. A really nice improvement. I guess if you use SugarSync,
      it would also show up in that dialog.
      Why do you think SugarSync is more convenient than Dropbox? (I just
      upgraded to a paid Dropbox account a few days ago. When I had a look at
      SugarSync, they were more expensive and had no Linux client.)

      Jeroen

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    • Eric Weir
      Thanks, Jeroen, ... Yes, it worked. ... Ah, you have a Raspberry Pi. You seem to go in for minatures. Except in .vimrcs. Mine is a lot shorter. ... I m gonna
      Message 57 of 57 , Apr 25, 2013
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        Thanks, Jeroen,

        On Apr 23, 2013, at 4:33 PM, Jeroen Budts wrote:

        > On 04/22/2013 03:55 PM, Eric Weir wrote:
        >
        > Maybe try creating a documents folder inside the /storage/emulated/0/
        > directory. I think from inside Vim Touch you will be able to refer to
        > that as ~/documents, so that your existing configuration works.

        Yes, it worked.

        > That mostly depends on your personal preference and the length of your
        > .vimrc file. I try to keep only one .vimrc, but my vimrc is over 600
        > lines, so maintaining multiple copies would be a disaster. I do however
        > also maintain a 'mini-vimrc'-file with the (for me) bare minimum config,
        > which I use on my Raspberry Pi and on servers.

        Ah, you have a Raspberry Pi. You seem to go in for minatures. Except in .vimrcs. Mine is a lot shorter.

        >> With a little more experience with the tablet under my belt I am
        >> still thinking about returning the Nexus 7---I have 14 days from
        >> date of purchase to do so---and exchanging it for a nexus 7. While
        >> I'm impressed with the android apps I've found, I see myself
        >> continuing to do everything but run vim on the ipad. Again, what do
        >> you think?
        >
        > Again this is personal preference. Before the Nexus 7, I had a 10"
        > tablet (from Eken) because I suspected that a 7" would be to small. Now
        > that I have a 7", I actually prefer that because it is much more
        > convenient to take with me.
        > But on the Nexus 7 in landscape mode you only have a few lines available
        > for the content of your file as the keyboard fills up half the screen,
        > as you can see on this screenshot:
        > https://www.dropbox.com/s/576imukfgedxter/Screenshot_2013-04-23-22-20-44.png
        > (I have the font size set to 14pt in Vim Touch).
        > In portrait there is a lot more space, but the hackers keyboard becomes
        > really tiny. On my Nexus 4 (4.7") I use also use the hackers keyboard
        > for Vim Touch but there I use the compact qwerty layout for portrait
        > (it's somewhere in the settings of the keyboard).

        I'm gonna give it a shot on the 7. My vim window on my macbook is pretty small. About 11 X 11 cm. If I can get Vim Touch running satisfactorily and find the 7 too small, I'll get myself another 10.

        Didn't know about the compact qwerty layout.

        Regards,
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