What happened to the sandy text editor?

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What happened to the sandy text editor?

Here we can see, “What happened to the sandy text editor?”

The dreadful text editor appears to have vanished.

The sandy text editor is an open-source project from the suckless.org team, creating minimal1 alternatives to popular tools and apps for UNIX-like platforms painstakingly.

However, the tense employed here may be incorrect. Sandy, a suckless’ minimum vi(m) substitute, has been unavailable for a long time. The git repository is unavailable, and the root cgit instance returns the message “No repositories found”:

Jumping to conclusions is, of course, pointless. After all, it’s more possible that sandy is inaccessible because of a malfunctioning web server or a misconfigured cgit instance. Is that the case?

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With the following email, we attempted to report this message to the suckless tools (st) mailing list:

Subject: [sandy] git repository not found

The sandy repository seems to be misconfigured, https://git.suckless.org/sandy returns “repository not found”

Except, a few minutes later, we got the following message:

The message from <xxx@neosmart.net> with subject “[sandy] git repository unavailable” was unable to be delivered to the list because of an access rule set up by the list administrator.

(The denied message is below.)

We initially assumed this was since our mailing list membership had not yet been activated, so we went ahead and confirmed the registration and double-checked the subscription status before attempting again. Only to get the same result. Now that the address in question was subscribed to the suckless dev mailing list (and was still receiving emails from the list), we assumed that the message had been rejected because it contained a URL, so we changed it to:

Subject: [sandy] git repository not found

Hello all,

The sandy repository appears to be misconfigured. The suckless cgit server returns an error about the repository not being found.

Unfortunately, this message was also sent to the email list afterwards! It appears that messages relating to the sandy text editor are being rejected for some reason.

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Sandy is now remarkably difficult to discover for an open-source project whose primary tenet is the enduring freedom of software. Whatever you think of SourceForge and its present reputation, it’s now the only location where you can still get a copy of Sandy, except the most recent release on there is from 2011.

We recommend vis, an extremely promising vim-like editor without the bloat and spaghetti architecture, to anyone looking for a still-under-development alternative to sandy. Those looking for minimalism (but not sadistic austerity) would be well served by exploring vis, an extremely promising vim-like editor without the bloat and spaghetti architecture. For anyone looking for a great terminal text editor to replace vim with something quicker and more modern, go no further than neovim, which has been under excellent supervision and active development for several years.

In all likelihood (Occam’s Razor and all), this is a case of a misconfigured web server and an overly aggressive mailing list filter. Yet, situations like this might make one question the conventional wisdom in eschewing monoliths like SourceForge (last decade) and GitHub (today) in favour of decentralized options as a way of dealing with the “what will we do if they close up shop someday?” question.

Conclusion

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User Questions

1. What is the purpose of a text editor?

A text editor is a computer program that allows a user to enter, edit, save, and, in most cases, print text (characters and numbers, each encoded by the computer and its input and output devices, arranged to have meaning to users or other programs).

2. What is the function of a text editor?

A text editor is a computer program that allows a user to enter, edit, save, and, in most cases, print text (characters and numbers, each encoded by the computer and its input and output devices, arranged to have meaning to users or other programs).

3. What is a text editor, and what are the many sorts of text editors?

Editors, often known as text editors, are tools that allow users to create and edit text files. The term editor is most commonly used in the programming world to refer to source code editors, which have a variety of functions for writing and modifying code.

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4. sandy git repo missing : r/suckless – Reddit

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5. Has anybody here used Sandy before? : r/vim – Reddit

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