troff/groff writing workflow question
Anybody know of any good troff how-to’s? Pandoc can output .ms files and they work with the groff ms macros, but they don’t work with the ms macros on 9...
I’ve done a tiny amount of LaTeX but never touched troff, and I’m trying to see how much of my writing workflow I can move to 9front.
Brief thoughts on Plan 9 so far, inspired by the SDF Boot Camp: https://systemstack.dev/2021/04/9front.html
9 beginner angst
If I’m honest: still a little intimidated by 9. Diving in to the SDF Boot Camp helps, but at the end of the day I’m still not a very good programmer and my 15-year usage of Emacs/pandoc feels a bit like golden handcuffs.
I love using it, and it feels like a better way is *right there*, I’m just still at a loss for how to rebuild my writing workflow around these tools, and unsure of whether it’s worth the effort.
I forgot to mention MSYS2 here, but that's absolutely part of the equation as well.
Now that I have this Ryzen Thinkpad set up, between WSL and VcXsrv/XLaunch, I’ve pretty much totally recreated all the stuff I was keeping around a Linux laptop for.
For people who still need Windows around for various stuff, there’s not really any point in having a separate computer or partition just to run Linux/POSIX stuff you like anymore.