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Good simple code editor needed...

Postby Foomandoonian on Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:31 am

Can anyone recommend a good but simple code editor. I'm sure there are a wealth of these available for Linux. I don't want a wysiwyg like KompoZer, or something as epic as emacs. On Windows I used Notepad++, which was perfect for me. I'd rather not use Wine though.

I currently like gedit, but it's a little too basic!

Which are the goodies? :D
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Re: Good simple code editor needed...

Postby Fred on Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:45 am

Foomandoonian,

vi or nano are always good choices for command line programs. I find myself using kate more and more. It is a KDE GUI editor and the last few releases have made it more and more useful to me.

I am sure you will get at least as many opinions as people responding. It is whatever you feel comfortable with.

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Re: Good simple code editor needed...

Postby Foomandoonian on Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:58 am

Fred wrote:Foomandoonian,

vi or nano are always good choices for command line programs. I find myself using kate more and more. It is a KDE GUI editor and the last few releases have made it more and more useful to me.

I am sure you will get at least as many opinions as people responding. It is whatever you feel comfortable with.

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Thanks for that Fred. I'll give Kate a go.

vi or nano, eh? I've never used a command line app. I guess I should at least give one a go :)

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Re: Good simple code editor needed...

Postby Fred on Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:11 pm

Foomandoonian,

CLI apps. in Linux/Unix tend to be fast, powerful, full featured, have a steeper learning curve, and are not near as pretty as GUI apps. :-)

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Re: Good simple code editor needed...

Postby McLovin on Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:55 pm

personally I like Gedit, it does everything I need it to do, I don't need all the sidebars for editing an xml file, just the basics is good.
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Re: Good simple code editor needed...

Postby ed@Mint on Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:59 pm

+1 for Kate ! :)
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Re: Good simple code editor needed...

Postby MagnusB on Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:18 pm

I love nano for all my editing needs, lightening fast, easy to use and no cumbersome GUI...
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Re: Good simple code editor needed...

Postby locutus on Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:07 pm

I just found SciTE (their spelling/caps, not mine) while browsing other forums. It is in our repositories and can be set to format for over two dozen different languages. From a (very) quick look-see, it looks pretty impressive.
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Re: Good simple code editor needed...

Postby Foomandoonian on Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:24 pm

I've used Kate for an evening now and I'm pretty happy with it. I like the look and feel of KDE apps, but they all seem to be pretty sluggish (Amarok is particularly slow!).

That aside, Kate seems to have all the features I need, but still pretty simple. Great find for me, thanks to all who suggested it. :D
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Re: Good simple code editor needed...

Postby Fred on Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:50 pm

Foomandoonian,

A lot of KDE apps seem to be a bit sluggish when run in the Gnome environment. If you like KDE apps, as I tend to, you might try using the Mint 4 KDE CE version. That is what I am using and it is very nice. Boo and helpers did a nice job on it.

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Re: Good simple code editor needed...

Postby locutus on Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:52 pm

I agree whole heatily!
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Re: Good simple code editor needed...

Postby Caps18 on Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:18 pm

I like Eclipse, but it isn't exactly small or simple.
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