word processor history -- interesting article (Evan Koblentz)

Eric Christopherson echristopherson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 13:15:24 CDT 2016

On Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 8:12 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:

> But when I got my hands on early Macs and Windows 2 in my first job, I
> discovered the CUA model, and I've liked it ever since. I still miss
> CUA editing on the Linux command line.
> There are some: http://liam-on-linux.livejournal.com/42908.html

Thanks, Liam -- that page has finally brought back to me the name of Xwpe,
an IDE/editor I played around with a little in the 90s. I never really used
it for anything, but for whatever reason I've been really curious about its
identity for all this time.

First, he pointed me at XWPE. It certainly looks the part, but sadly the
project seems to have died. I did get it running on Fedora 20 by installing
some extra libraries and symlinking them to names XWPE wanted, but it
crashes very readily.

        Eric Christopherson

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