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bug #61301: [Wish] place status bar at the top like in wordstar, and make it configurable

Submitted by:  zuzia
Submitted on:  Wed 06 Oct 2021 03:24:06 PM UTC  
 
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  Wont Fix
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Closed

Sat 09 Oct 2021 02:21:02 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Ok i understand, probably not much we can do then thanks for explain. :)

zuzia
Sat 09 Oct 2021 08:19:43 AM UTC, comment #4: 

Like I said: moving the status bar to the top is too much work.  And anyway, it would be weird to show status messages at the top -- not even joe does that.  That's why --minibar exists, to move a reduced title bar to the bottom.  With --constantshow, it suits the needs of most people.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Fri 08 Oct 2021 05:29:47 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Hi yes i know wordtsar.

But also i know jstar  who is much better then this above.
and yes i like Joe own editor :D I config all long ago :)

Here is how my jstar looks now. :D
https://forum.puppylinux.com/download/file.php?id=2950

Nano is great i long ago use Pico and this is what i like, but i rly wont have option to display number of words on top, and some page break marker. Still i can save nano file as rtf and if i not lost my formating is ok. Becouse i can open rtf in other editor to check. But i rly like write in nano. Chip generated fonts looks best :) Then nothing now probably not beat wordstar, but improve nano is good idea alweys :)

Thanks for answer me :) If this is rly hard for change then ok...

Then possible change only position of status bar to top? Without any other changes? Just add Pos. X and Y on screen?
I mean whole Status bar two lines. :)

zuzia
Fri 08 Oct 2021 05:08:05 PM UTC, comment #2: 

comment #1:

> The status bar at the top is difficult to make: this bar and the two help lines are interwoven in nano's code.  It would be a lot of work to separate the two.
>
> Word counting...  That would cost a lot of overhead: having to recount all the words for every keystroke (or keep a count of words per line, but that would require much work).  That's not going to happen.
>
> Making the status bar configurable...  That would be a lot of work to make, and it would require a big section in the manual to explain the possible parameters.  That's not going to happen.
>
> Page breaks...  Nano is a text editor, not a word processor: nano has no notion of pages or paper sizes or printers.  For nano a file just is a single series of lines, nothing more.  But forcing a new page (a page break) can be done in Unix by inserting a literal ^L (in nano with M-V ^L).
>
> Have you tried the joe editor?  When installed, it can be invoked with jstar to make it look and behave more like wordstar.
>
> Have you tried wordtsar (sic)?  See http://wordtsar.ca/ .


comment #1:

> The status bar at the top is difficult to make: this bar and the two help lines are interwoven in nano's code.  It would be a lot of work to separate the two.
>
> Word counting...  That would cost a lot of overhead: having to recount all the words for every keystroke (or keep a count of words per line, but that would require much work).  That's not going to happen.
>
> Making the status bar configurable...  That would be a lot of work to make, and it would require a big section in the manual to explain the possible parameters.  That's not going to happen.
>
> Page breaks...  Nano is a text editor, not a word processor: nano has no notion of pages or paper sizes or printers.  For nano a file just is a single series of lines, nothing more.  But forcing a new page (a page break) can be done in Unix by inserting a literal ^L (in nano with M-V ^L).
>
> Have you tried the joe editor?  When installed, it can be invoked with jstar to make it look and behave more like wordstar.
>
> Have you tried wordtsar (sic)?  See http://wordtsar.ca/ .


comment #1:

> The status bar at the top is difficult to make: this bar and the two help lines are interwoven in nano's code.  It would be a lot of work to separate the two.
>
> Word counting...  That would cost a lot of overhead: having to recount all the words for every keystroke (or keep a count of words per line, but that would require much work).  That's not going to happen.
>
> Making the status bar configurable...  That would be a lot of work to make, and it would require a big section in the manual to explain the possible parameters.  That's not going to happen.
>
> Page breaks...  Nano is a text editor, not a word processor: nano has no notion of pages or paper sizes or printers.  For nano a file just is a single series of lines, nothing more.  But forcing a new page (a page break) can be done in Unix by inserting a literal ^L (in nano with M-V ^L).
>
> Have you tried the joe editor?  When installed, it can be invoked with jstar to make it look and behave more like wordstar.
>
> Have you tried wordtsar (sic)?  See http://wordtsar.ca/ .

zuzia
Thu 07 Oct 2021 07:54:29 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The status bar at the top is difficult to make: this bar and the two help lines are interwoven in nano's code.  It would be a lot of work to separate the two.

Word counting...  That would cost a lot of overhead: having to recount all the words for every keystroke (or keep a count of words per line, but that would require much work).  That's not going to happen.

Making the status bar configurable...  That would be a lot of work to make, and it would require a big section in the manual to explain the possible parameters.  That's not going to happen.

Page breaks...  Nano is a text editor, not a word processor: nano has no notion of pages or paper sizes or printers.  For nano a file just is a single series of lines, nothing more.  But forcing a new page (a page break) can be done in Unix by inserting a literal ^L (in nano with M-V ^L).

Have you tried the joe editor?  When installed, it can be invoked with jstar to make it look and behave more like wordstar.

Have you tried wordtsar (sic)?  See http://wordtsar.ca/ .

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
Project Administrator
Wed 06 Oct 2021 03:24:06 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hi i rly like nano but after all config i miss 3 settings.
Nano is best when i wont write book but some futures can be very usefull.

In normal work i use dos and wordstar4.0 this is my fav text procesor. But my problem is im from Poland and wordstar not support latin II (UTF-8) code page then i can export my work as nornal txt without any formating, other wey i lost my diactrics font ąężźćżńśł etc. Then now i use nano but status bar info on bottom is bad for me.

Can You add option where i can display status bar on very top on nano version bar?

And also i wont config what info is display there:

Line,
Cols,
Word number,
Character number,
Page number,
Shortcut press info.

I give you wordstar4.0 looks here, can you add status bar config to nanorc?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuGrXP46wy0

Example:
-----------------------------------------------------
nano: version X  P1   L12  C64  W110
-----------------------------------------------------
#Status bar config in nanorc: #=Off
#Aligin Top  -> status bar will be on top bar nano version bar.
#Word number W -> Display word number W110 on Status bar
#Page number P -> P10, "you are on page 10 A4 format"
#Line number L -> like now in nano
#Cols number C -> like now in nano
#Character number Ch -> like now in nano
#Info. -> example: Insert Align
#Margin marker: L---!---!---!---R

And last add Page Break marker after A4 end and start new,

Some text in nano on 1st page A4
----------------------------------------.pb
New A4 page start in nano after page break marker.
Thanks! Cheers from Poland! :)

zuzia

 

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
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    2021-10-09 bens StatusNone => Wont Fix
    2021-10-07 bens Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Summary[Wish] Any chance to place status bar in nano on top same like in wordstar4.0 and edit display option in nanorc? => [Wish] place status bar at the top like in wordstar, and make it configurable

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