XEmacs is dead and it smells badly

I used to love XEmacs, but it has been declared dead years ago.

I used it to write papers and several programs. I even used it to write my Ph.D. thesis. I have read and appreciated jwz tirade against GNU Emacs, and I think he’s right.

Anyway, some years ago (I think about 10 years ago) I switched back to GNU Emacs and I’ve never looked back. Still, up until now I have seen XEmacs as a nice project. But now the leader of XEmacs states that he would oppose any improvement to Emacs that “makes it even harder for XEmacs to catch up“. That only means that it is time to stop thinking about XEmacs and go on.


Introduzione a LaTeX

LaTeX è un sistema di composizione tipografica ideato nel 1985 per automatizzare tutte le operazioni più comuni che coinvolgono la realizzazione di un documento. LaTeX permette di ottenere eccellenti risultati tipografici, in particolare quando si tratta di testi di carattere scientifico e matematico in particolare. Esistono implementazioni gratuite e libere per tutti i sistemi operativi.

Verrà tenuta una introduzione a LaTeX secondo il programma che segue. Ulteriori informazioni

9-9.30 Introduzione e utilizzo basilare
9.30-10.15 Presentazioni (Beamer)
10.15-10.30 Bibliografie
10.30-11.00 Formule matematiche ed equazioni
11.00-11.30 Figure e grafici (Tikz)
11.30-12.00 Risorse e approfondimenti
12.00-12.30 Domande dei partecipanti


A causa del basso numero di iscritti, l’incotro di introduzione a LaTeX è rinviato a data da destinarsi.


Or: What I like and support

  • FSFE: Free Software Foundation Europe.
  • PlayOgg: Don’t use DRM files
  • Wikipedia
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  • Open Document Format
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • Emacs
  • No software patents. A program is a way to express algorithms, which are not patentable by the Bern convention. Then why should you want to patent a program?
  • Email Charter We’re drowning in email. We can reverse this spiral only by mutual agreement.
  • Science Code Manifesto Software is a cornerstone of science. Without software, twenty-first century science would be impossible. Without better software, science cannot progress. But the culture and institutions of science have not yet adjusted to this reality.
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation Member
  • Member of The Internet Defense League