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[SOLVED]Web Page Editor

Postby ambrostan on Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:12 pm

I am farily new to Linux so bear with me. I have been researching what software is available to use in Linux, to build websites. Kompozer, Quanta Plus, Amaya, Aptana, Bluefish etc. etc. keep coming up in the posts that I find on numerous websites.

I cannot, however, find anything but Bluefish available in the Mint repositories.

I have tried to install BlueGriffon and Amaya but not suceeded.

Any advise or guidance would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby ambrostan on Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:28 pm

Thought I had better add that I am using the latest version of LMDE.
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby ambrostan on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:12 am

Can anyone help? The only other option open to me is to install Wine and use a Windows based editor. Something I don't want to do.
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:23 am

Moved to the LMDE section of the forum, you might get better help in the right section :wink:

- Kompozer has been discontinued;
- Quanta Plus hasn't seen development in many years, I'd call it discontinued as well;
- Amaya should be installable, there are Debian downloads available;
- Aptana requires Sun JDK, not sure if that is a problem;
- BlueGriffon only has downloads for Ubuntu and may not work well with LMDE.

What kind of errors did you get from trying to install Amaya? It is the only one with .deb files, so it should tell you what libraries it is missing if it can't install.

Edit: and if anybody wants to suggest and alternative to Bluefish (the one you did install), what were the shortcomings of that for you?
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby ambrostan on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:19 am

Amaya actually installed ok but when I try to use it, I click on the icon and nothing happens.

I have no idea how to install BlueGriffon despite much time spent researching.

Bluefish works fine but I wanted to try something with some wysiwyg elements as well.

Thanks for you help.
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby dwainehead on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:21 am

Komodo edit is a download and installs easy, if you get some of the addons pretty much just like the Komodo IDE, aptana works well too, I juse both as well from the mint repos you can get geany.
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby raymerjacque on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:44 am

You can always try run your windows editors via wine or cross over office ? I have most of my windows programs that i cant find linux alternatives for running with wine or cross over office without much fuss.
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby ambrostan on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:49 am

I really want to try and avoid using windows software.

I will give Bluefish another go and try and install Aptana, I know there are issues in relation to Java but I will see what I can work out.

Thanks to all who helped!
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby eanfrid on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:33 pm

I usually play with Bluefish for simple webpages management too. I would try something else since Kompozer has been discontinued but unfortunately neither Amaya 11.4.4 (crashes on start) nor BlueGriffon 1.6.1 (glibc requirements) can run on Debian Wheezy or LMDE :(
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby laofzu on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:59 pm

While it may seem scary, in the long run hand-coding web pages gives you more control and freedom to be creative. The tools you need are readily available in LMDE: gedit/pluma, gFTP and Gimp. I have been using them for years with great success. I have created a series of modules that can be used together as needed to produce any type of website. I would be happy to share them with anyone who is interested. You can further customize them to suit your needs. They use HTML5, JavaScript and PHP for forms processing. A sample site can be seen at http://www.taowoods.org.
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby darethehair on Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:56 pm

I use iceape composer for my webpage creation/editing.
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby seppalta on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:00 pm

Gwrite works well, but it is a WSIWYG editor and codifies images. I don't use it seriously. I'm married to araneae - http://lxlinux.com/araneae.html. It's small and infinitely configurable, but requires wine to launch. :)
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby jjaythomas on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:30 pm

Kompozer discontinued... maybe :lol:

but can still get a deb from sid (work on LMDE need also grab 'kompozer-data') both can be gotten from web (google 'package name' debian. :wink:

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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby eanfrid on Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:00 am

It is your responsibility to use an unmaintained software. Kompozer is in squeeze repos but will be removed when wheezy is out. The last "working" version of Kompozer is now 3 years old (!) and the dev has moved to build BlueGriffon instead.

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=690251
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby fraxinus_63 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:10 am

Although no longer in the Ubuntu repositories, Quanta Plus is still the best! It is not a true WYSIWYG app but that's not what I want anyway. It has loads of useful tools - most of all, a really nice split-pane view that lets you preview as you code.

It is true that it is unmaintained - it is getting a bit old now and doesn't recognise some newer DTDs, but I think there is plenty of life in it yet. I chose to go on using it as I think it is the best web development app I have ever come across, for any platform.

I added Quanta and its dependencies to Mint 13 MATE using from the Trinity Desktop Environment repos. I did it like this:

1. Add the Trinity repos and signing key to your repositories using the instructions at http://www.trinitydesktop.org/wiki/bin/ ... stallation.
2. Reload Synaptic - and Quanta-trinity appears! Mark it for installation in the usual manner.
3. Create a launcher pointing to /opt/trinity/bin/quanta.

And away you go. On first launch you may get a warning that the kImagemap plugin won't work. This isn't critical to me so I just clicked past it.
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby jjaythomas on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:10 pm

It is your responsibility to use an unmaintained software. Kompozer is in squeeze repos but will be removed when wheezy is out. The last "working" version of Kompozer is now 3 years old (!) and the dev has moved to build BlueGriffon instead.

Good to know (used compozer for years) will try bluefish. :)

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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby eanfrid on Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:49 am

The risks with "dead" software are not only ageing features, compatability troubles with newer software/OS, lack of bug-fixing and chances to be unable to find it anywhere (but maybe among your own backups): security holes may be exploited and fixes are non-existent.
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Re: Web Page Editor

Postby ambrostan on Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:05 am

This worked 100% in relation to installing the Aptana 3 standalone version.

http://www.samclarke.com/2012/04/how-to ... -pangolin/
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Re: [SOLVED]Web Page Editor

Postby Detonate on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:52 am

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Seamonkey in this thread. It is a true wysiwyg editor and runs fine in Mint 14 Mate.
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Re: [SOLVED]Web Page Editor

Postby xenopeek on Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:28 pm

Well, the topic is about LMDE and Seamonkey is known as Iceape there. Already suggested :wink:
darethehair wrote:I use iceape composer for my webpage creation/editing.
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