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Long-time OSS user/admin, intermediate coder - I heart . Master of Science in Molecular Medicine, many years' experience in biotech working with antibodies and cell-based assays. Science and computer geek. Dad.


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I sometimes call my guinea pig (also known as a cavy) "Pigimal", which is short for "Piggy Animal." Now you know.


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comment Remove “(UNREGISTRED)” string from window title of Sublime Text 2
@user258266 - Sublime Text is not part of the Ubuntu distribution. PPAs are "Personal Package Archives" set up by individuals to redistribute software. Much of it is free, some is not, like Sublime. It is up to you to understand and comply with the licenses for each piece of software you use. Just because the base Ubuntu distribution is freely distributable (although you can pay for it if you want to) does not mean that all software that runs on it is free. Many examples are here.
Mar
19
comment Inverse search with LatexTools and Sublime Text 2
This question would be much better suited to TeX - LaTeX, as it has nothing to do with ubuntu.
Mar
7
answered Ubuntu Can't Run Sublime Text 2 executable
Mar
4
answered Editing remote files via SSHFS mount very slow (Sublime Text)
Mar
4
comment Editing remote files via SSHFS mount very slow (Sublime Text)
Hmm. I've come across issues with opening/saving remotely, but you shouldn't have any issues with editing, unless you're doing something like saving after every character.
Mar
4
comment Editing remote files via SSHFS mount very slow (Sublime Text)
what version of Sublime are you using? Also, are you seeing the delay just when opening/saving files, or even when editing?
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Feb
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comment Plug in Installation problem in Sublime text 2
Are you using the correct code for your version of Sublime Text? For example, this is for Sublime Text 3, while this is for Sublime Text 2. Simply copy all of the code, open the console with Ctrl-` (backtick), paste the code, hit enter, then restart Sublime. If this isn't working, please edit your question and explain what exactly isn't working. Open the console and copy any relevant errors you may see.
Jan
27
comment How do I install 3rd party programs and make them appear in the Dash Home menu?
And BTW, I forgot one more advantage of registering (well, I mentioned it in my answer, but not down here) - with a license you get access to the "bleeding edge" development builds, which often have new features, as well as bugfixes.
Jan
27
comment How do I install 3rd party programs and make them appear in the Dash Home menu?
@Flame_Phoenix - sublimetext.com is the official website, so nothing there is pirated. Even the webupd8 PPAs that provide ST2 and ST3 through the apt-get mechanism are legal AFAIK - I've tried them and was still prompted for my license. Basically what they did was take the tarballs and redo them into .deb files, automating a couple of tasks (like creating a .desktop file that you were originally asking about), and creating an easy install/uninstall mechanism. Now that ST3 comes in .debs, there's not as much of a need.
Jan
27
comment How do I install 3rd party programs and make them appear in the Dash Home menu?
I've purchased other commercial software for the same reason instead of pirating it to support the devs/small businesses behind them. Of course, it's all up to you, whether you can afford a license, what you think of the present situation where support is basically provided by the community instead of the dev, etc. Decide for yourself, and be comfortable about your decision - I'm not going to be a jerk and say "you're going to hell because you pirated something!" :)
Jan
27
comment How do I install 3rd party programs and make them appear in the Dash Home menu?
@Flame_Phoenix - glad I could help! As far as the license goes, at the buy link, the relevant part says a license must be purchased for continued use. (emphasis mine). Basically, if it's your prime text editor, regardless of commercial vs. personal vs. open source use, you need a license. The "trial" period is unlimited, so you're never forced to get one, but if you want to support the author and ensure continued development, you should consider buying one. I did because I love ST, and now can't imagine my workflow without it (continued)
Jan
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Jan
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answered How do I install 3rd party programs and make them appear in the Dash Home menu?
Jan
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comment Writing an image viewer
How about a text editor? You'll need to create a GUI, attach functions to buttons, deal with document history, file I/O, fonts, etc. It'll expose you to a lot of different things, and who knows? You may end up writing the next Sublime Text...
Jan
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revised Writing an image viewer
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Jan
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answered Writing an image viewer
Jan
19
comment Installing ruby with rvm and making ruby visible to bash
Did you restart your bash session after installing RVM?
Jan
18
comment Why is Python V3.3 installed by default on Xubuntu 13.10?
the languages are not incompatible, there are simply some incompatible features between 2 and 3. It is quite easy to write code that works with both versions.