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[rde updates] 2021-07

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* Contributions

Most of the work was done on rde Emacs this month.  A few more emacs
features were splitted out from feature-emacs (appearance, dired) and
now can be enable or configured separately from feature-emacs itself.

feature-emacs-appearance takes some ideas from "On the design of text
editors" article[fn:1] and implements them to improve the UI of rde Emacs.
Not all the work is done on this matter, but it's already quite usable
and looks much nicer.

There is a new feature-emacs-elpher, which allows to open gemini:// and
gopher:// links from browser using Emacs.  Actually, some other
protocols will be also opened with Emacs, for directories dired buffer
will be created, tg:// links will be handled by telega, pdfs will be
openned with pdf-tools.

The mail setup is also improved, msmtp is used for sending emails, it
allows to have multiple accounts and pick appropriate one based on From
header.  The first version of email queueing is implemented and works
quite good, but will be updated in the future to make a solution
cleaner.

* Education

There was a talk[fn:2] on patch-based git workflows, it shows how different
development routins like code review, discussion and exchanging changes
can be implemented with emails and patches.

* Future

Continue the work on upstreaming Guix Home.  Improvements for mail setup
and Emacs are also scheduled.  Other functionality/issues will be
addressed as free time appears.  Stay tuned!)

* Footnotes

[fn:1] https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.06030

[fn:2] https://youtu.be/XVe9SD3kSR0
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