Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday 7/23 - Cherrypicking Favorite vi/Vim Features

WHAT:
  St. Louis Vim Geeks: “Cherrypicking Favorite vi/Vim Features” by Don Ellis

WHERE:
  CAIT - The Center for the Application of Information Technology
  Classroom 24
  5 N. Jackson Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63105

WHEN:
  Wednesday, July 23rd, at 6:30pm

Cherrypicking Favorite vi/Vim Features


Don says he'd like to talk about
a fairly long list of operations that would help a new user get started, or a long-time user who hasn't plumbed some of the shallower depths.

Things we came up with include executing shell commands without exiting the editor; quickly setting up minimal config on a new system (with usable color scheme); determining whether syntax coloring is installed and how to make it so; using the system paste buffer while in visual mode, and a number of others that should be of special interest to a new user.

Drinks and Food and Stuff


RSVP by replying to this message on the mailing list (or privately to me and/or Bill if you're shy), and we’ll be sure to have enough food and drinks for everybody.

When and Where


We’ll be meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 23rd, in the usual place:
CAIT (The Center for the Application of Information Technology)
Classroom 24
5 N. Jackson Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/b8r9
Forsyth MetroLink Station: http://bit.ly/PuOJ6a
CAIT provides detailed driving directions and parking information here:
http://www.cait.wustl.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37
(Don’t worry about the parking permit stuff. It doesn’t apply to us.)

Make sure you reply to this message to RSVP!

See you there,
Steve

Monday, June 23, 2014

Wednesday 6/25 - Autocommands

WHAT:
St. Louis Vim Geeks: “Autocommands” by Perrin Westrich

WHERE:
CAIT - The Center for the Application of Information Technology
Classroom 24
5 N. Jackson Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63105

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 25th, at 6:30pm

Autocommands

A cryptic blurb from Perrin (a.k.a. CrypticSwarm):
Throughout the course of the day we use our editors constantly. We write and type and type our writes (#haskell). Occasionally we find that our textual machinations tend towards the redundant and repetitive. Struggle as we might there is a light. Enter the Autocommand (#dragon).

(We think he's going to talk about these things: Vim Autocommands.)

Drinks and Food and Stuff

RSVP by replying to this message on the mailing list (or privately to me if you're shy), and we’ll be sure to have enough food and drinks for everybody.

When and Where

We’ll be meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 25th, in the usual place:

CAIT (The Center for the Application of Information Technology)
Classroom 24
5 N. Jackson Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/b8r9

Forsyth MetroLink Station: http://bit.ly/PuOJ6a

CAIT provides detailed driving directions and parking information here:

http://www.cait.wustl.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37

(Don’t worry about the parking permit stuff. It doesn’t apply to us.)

Make sure you reply to this message to RSVP!

See you there,
Bill

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wednesday 5/28 - The State of Neovim

WHAT:
St. Louis Vim Geeks: “The State of Neovim” by Kyle Pointer

WHERE:
CAIT - The Center for the Application of Information Technology
Classroom 24
5 N. Jackson Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63105

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 28th, at 6:30pm

The State of Neovim

According to the Neovim Github project page at https://github.com/neovim/neovim

Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to:

  • Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions
  • Split the work between multiple developers
  • Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source
  • Improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture

It all sounds promising, but is it really going to happen? And is it even a good idea?

Kyle Pointer’s going to bring us up to speed on all things NeoVim, including:

  • Why?
  • What’s new?
  • Who’s doing it?
  • What works?
  • What doesn’t?
  • How can I help?

It promises to be interesting (and maybe even a little controversial).

Drinks and Food and Stuff

RSVP by replying to this message (either on the list, or privately to me), and we’ll be sure to have enough food and drinks for everybody.

When and Where

We’ll be meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 28th, in the usual place:

CAIT (The Center for the Application of Information Technology) Classroom 24 5 N. Jackson Ave St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/b8r9

Forsyth MetroLink Station: http://bit.ly/PuOJ6a

CAIT provides detailed driving directions and parking information here:

http://www.cait.wustl.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37

(Don’t worry about the parking permit stuff. It doesn’t apply to us.)

Make sure you reply to this message to RSVP!

See you there, Bill