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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vi/vim 399 36.37%
Emacs/XEmacs 92 8.39%
Kate 171 15.59%
jEdit 13 1.19%
nano 92 8.39%
pico 11 1.00%
gedit 139 12.67%
Nedit 13 1.19%
joe 12 1.09%
Scite 14 1.28%
Midnight Commander Editor 32 2.92%
KWrite 76 6.93%
Mousepad 26 2.37%
Scribes 7 0.64%
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Old 02-01-2008, 07:58 PM   #46
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Oops, I see Bluefish is under "IDE/Web Development Editor of the Year" which is a more appropriate place for that.
Old 02-03-2008, 10:51 AM   #47
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a pity to mix up VI and viM in the same choice!

AMOF, VI family would need a poll apart :-)

I can stand to use VIM only when there are no real VI around
and the only way to use it is to launch it:
$ vim -u NONE

so the wannabe emacs with colored blinkers and
frantic brackets will keep out the way ;D)

elVIs lives!
Old 02-03-2008, 05:30 PM   #48
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I use Kwrite for quick edits in gui. But I'm voting Emacs.
Old 02-03-2008, 07:06 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by lokiharfagr View Post
AMOF, VI family would need a poll apart :-)

I can stand to use VIM only when there are no real VI around
and the only way to use it is to launch it:
$ vim -u NONE

so the wannabe emacs with colored blinkers and
frantic brackets will keep out the way ;D)

elVIs lives!
I think you just make an empty personal rc, though adding :set compatible into it should be done.
Old 02-04-2008, 06:18 AM   #50
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GNU Emacs, FTW. Second choice would be JOE. Both are very nice editors, but I think I prefer Emacs' powerful ability to be extended and modified over JOE's small size. I use GNU Emacs for most text editing, and JOE for some quicker tasks. For some things which are done fastest with a quick Notepad clone, gedit works well enough for me.
Old 02-11-2008, 12:02 PM   #51
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Nano got my vote but to be honest I haven't had experience with a lot of the other alternatives.
Old 02-11-2008, 01:01 PM   #52
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vim is my favourite. I don't know 1/10th of it's functionality yet, but I like it.
Old 02-15-2008, 03:11 AM   #53
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I like pico. Terminals make me happy. :-) KWrite is good outside of Konsole. Vim is cool, too, but I'm more familiar pico.
Old 02-15-2008, 04:05 AM   #54
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only vi for me
Old 02-15-2008, 04:30 AM   #55
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Mousepad is simple and functional. Love it!
Old 02-15-2008, 06:34 AM   #56
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It rocks
Old 02-15-2008, 06:34 AM   #57
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Emacs 22 is now UNICODE compatible! That makes it my favorite

I have always been using Emacs for LaTeX or C or bash or perl or php, but also Word or OpenOffice for standard texts. But what is very important today with Emacs is that Emacs 22 is able to use Unicode satisfactorily.

Today you can mix Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Russian, with Western languages in the same buffer without problem.

It was not the case with version 21, only Russian and Arabic were OK.

You have to adopt utf-8 as your standard default environment and it will be up to the end of your life!

It has some counterparts and some habits have to be changed (I even don't remember which ones) and pasting Unicode text from a Gnome-Terminal (even in UTF-8) into an Emacs buffer will not always work.

But it is on the way. It was an incredible work to rewrite Emacs in order to be compatible with utf-8. Some work has still to be done and that the reason why we must support Emacs-UNICODE which must win this year.
Old 02-15-2008, 09:05 AM   #58
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can't beat a bit of VIM :-)
Old 02-15-2008, 06:58 PM   #59
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I vote for the first time in these awards, and my vote goes to emacs - it's old, it's great and for me it's a standart.
Old 02-16-2008, 04:43 PM   #60
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I use jEdit all the time, it is hands down the best Open Source editor in the GUI world. But I voted for Nano, just because I make a few servers and without it's existence I would still be irritated my vim daily ;-)


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