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(request)Focus Writer and/or TextRoom .Pet Please.
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Gnuxo

Joined: 09 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun 2012, 13:37    Post_subject:  (request)Focus Writer and/or TextRoom .Pet Please.
Sub_title: Full screen distraction free writing environments.
 

Full screen writing environment. Customizable text colors and backgrounds and themes to keep you focused and inspired on whatever your writing.
Auto saving your work, so you don't have to. Multiple formats to save to, including the odt format.

Abiword, eat your heart out.

Homepage: http://gottcode.org/focuswriter/


Sooooooooo....a .pet please?

Edit: I'm still torn between this program and textroom because both programs are so good. Textroom has a music player built in as well. Confused
Textroom can also export to google docs.

I didn't want to just request Focus Writer, because I think that Text Room deserves a .pet as well.

Homepage: textroom.sourceforge.net
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pemasu


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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun 2012, 15:32    Post_subject:  

http://www.smokey01.com/saluki/pet_packages-saluki/focuswriter-1.3.5.2.pet
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Gnuxo

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun 2012, 15:51    Post_subject:  

Oh thank you!!!!

But it's for Saluki. Will it work on an older pup?
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pemasu


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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun 2012, 16:03    Post_subject:  

Here is my post about it in Saluki thread. It needs libzip also.

http://208.109.22.214/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=610806&sid=caa890281e428e9f40de4cddfeb31c5c#610806

About other Puppies. I have no idea.
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Gnuxo

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun 2012, 16:46    Post_subject:  

I installed the dependencies for it and...well...

I got this error when opening it from terminal.

sh-4.1# focuswriter
focuswriter: symbol lookup error: focuswriter: undefined symbol: _ZN9QListData11detach_growEPii
sh-4.1#

What version of QT do I need?

PPM only had 4.6.
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pemasu


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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun 2012, 17:30    Post_subject:  

I think best pet would be the qt libs from Saluki repo.

http://www.smokey01.com/saluki/pet_packages-saluki/qt-4.8.0.pet
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Gnuxo

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun 2012, 18:50    Post_subject:  

Thanks!

Now I can remove abiword. Smile
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Gnuxo

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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun 2012, 20:09    Post_subject:  

I have a major glitch to report!

FocusWriter will freeze when trying to save or open a file.

I lost all that I was working on and had to manually shut down my computer because I couldn't get out the program. Sad
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pemasu


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jun 2012, 02:41    Post_subject:  

Sorry about your misfortune. There might be other focuswriters around in murga-linux, but I am not aware of them.
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Gnuxo

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jun 2012, 04:18    Post_subject:  

Is there a .pet for text room then? It's an older program.
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pemasu


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jun 2012, 04:59    Post_subject:  

Dunno, but I found this one.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=575668#575668
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jun 2012, 08:15    Post_subject:  

pemasu wrote:
Sorry about your misfortune. There might be other focuswriters around in murga-linux, but I am not aware of them.


It's available in puppy package manager in precise puppy beta2 , after configuring the repositories etc.
I'm finding that the ppm in precise beta 2 is working very well when it comes to installing software from the precise repos..
It might be worthwhile to give precise puppy beta 2 a try.
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Gnuxo

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jun 2012, 13:19    Post_subject:  

I ultimately realized that there was nothing wrong with the focuswriter.pet that I got from pemasu. The issue was related to the libqt4.8 pet that he gave me.
Some dependency must have been missing on my end or within the pet itself.

So...I had to remove focuswriter and libqt.4.8.

I might have to go with an older version of focus writer or just go with text room.

Sad

I am trying proom and I'm confused how to use it.
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`f00


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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jun 2012, 16:24    Post_subject:
Sub_title: some thoughts
 

focuswriter - or it may have needed something like Thunar to open a file (or similar Saluki basic)
@Billtoo - good news from the precise run Smile, 'horses for courses'

Proom 0.4 and discussion leading to it seem fairly do-able for a lightweight writing 'environment' (haven't tried it quite yet personally, so I'm merely going by description for now).. the seed feature reminds me of NoteCase with its nodes, but also there's a nice touch in saving to <your/choice/of/dir> - edit the script and see how it goes Wink

For freedom from distraction, opening just about any editor on a separate desktop by itself might work as a done-deal alternative.

Editors come in all flavors for various niches - sometimes I use xpad (no decor is an option and the base is in systray/dock), teagtk, nicoedit (has running backup of working file 'til you explicitly save), medit, xfw/xfv, NoteTab (the free lite version under Wine) and others according to what's being edited/viewed and filetype needs. Variety is good but it takes awhile to find what each does best for you and set them up accordingly - for example, I like teagtk but not wild about the open dialog/kwas so use bookmarks/mru there (and the crapfile for useful snippets). NoteTab is another nice one (being wine-based, it has some useful extras).

Others may like OO or similar, so there is no one-size-fits-all for everyone Laughing good thing, abiword could be a pitb at times.. (apologies to abi-fans)

@Gnuxo - so what version of puppy do you use? Some may draw from a 'common' repo as a rule, but there's always exceptions for one reason or another
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Gnuxo

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jun 2012, 20:44    Post_subject:  

I actually run 5 or 6 different puppies on different partitions.

But I'm using Macpup right now and Macpup is where I want focus writer or whichever to go.

I've tried to get every dependency for the program manually but it seems like there's always some error.

....Perhaps it is thunar that is the issue, I don't know.

When I used proom, there are no preferences or anything such. I couldn't even figure out how to exit out of it. Textroom at least has a hotkey for options, proom would have been better if it had something like that.

It wasn't even fullscreen. It just took up an awkward amount of space. If it's supposed to be distraction free, I didn't feel that. Proom itself felt to me like a distraction.
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