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From: Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl>
To: Bernt Hansen <bernt@norang.ca>
Cc: emacs-orgmode Mailinglist <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: Beginners guide to Org customization
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 15:34:33 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <18C7F5EB-B251-4F91-9406-654FBF305D8B@uva.nl> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87fxitotfy.fsf@gollum.intra.norang.ca>

Hi Bernt, good suggestions, thanks.

The list I made closely adheres to the most frequently set variables.
But I think you are right, we should be more restrictive here.

I will do what you suggest.  I think I will even remove the entire
clock section, for example, and instead add documentation about clock
persistence to the manual (actually, I just did that).

- Carsten

On Feb 5, 2009, at 3:21 PM, Bernt Hansen wrote:

> Carsten Dominik <dominik@science.uva.nl> writes:
>
>> I have made a structured list of 43 (which one can
>> we remove, please????) Variables that came in as frequently
>> customized variables in the customization survey.  It is not
>> exactly the top 43, I have used some additional judgement.
>
> I think a lot of these variables are things you play with _after_  
> using
> org-mode for awhile.  Maybe the following variables should be  
> introduced
> later?
>
>  - org-archive-location
>
>    the default works, and you don't archive anytime soon after  
> starting
>    to use org-mode.
>
>  - org-startup-folded
>
>    start with #STARTUP first?
>
>  - org-odd-levels-only
>
>    Talk about the conversion functions too (org-convert-to-odd-levels
>    and org-convert-to-oddeven-levels.)  I switched my files back and
>    forth a few times but ended up with oddeven levels due to the depth
>    of some of my tasks.
>
>  - org-special-ctrl-a/e
>  - org-special-ctrl-k
>
>    I should maybe try these one day :)
>
> I've used org-mode for a few years now and I don't currently use these
> variables. They're great to have but not essential to getting started.
>
> The default values for the variables work in most cases.  I think the
> ones that should be listed first are the ones you really have to
> customize to get org-mode to work for you.  Beginners will not want  
> nor
> need this amount of detail to be productive with org-mode.  Having too
> many variables to set up or play with up front may just scare people
> away.
>
> Maybe we just need to stress that customizations are optional and you
> can completely ignore entire sections that don't apply to you  
> (clocking,
> exporting, etc.) until you feel you need these additional features.
>
> HTH,
> Bernt

  reply	other threads:[~2009-02-05 14:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-02-05 11:54 Carsten Dominik
2009-02-05 13:25 ` David Lord
2009-02-05 13:52   ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-05 14:21 ` Bernt Hansen
2009-02-05 14:34   ` Carsten Dominik [this message]
2009-02-05 17:29   ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-05 18:01     ` Bernt Hansen
2009-02-05 21:40       ` Carsten Dominik
2009-02-05 18:13     ` Graham Smith
2009-02-06 11:09 Rustom Mody

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