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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
Emacs 63 8.75%
Geany 65 9.03%
gedit 87 12.08%
jEdit 3 0.42%
joe 4 0.56%
Kate 61 8.47%
KWrite 20 2.78%
leafpad 28 3.89%
medit 5 0.69%
Midnight Commander Editor 13 1.81%
Mousepad 4 0.56%
nano 55 7.64%
Nedit 3 0.42%
pico 5 0.69%
RedCar 0 0%
Scite 7 0.97%
Scribes 1 0.14%
vi 49 6.81%
vim 247 34.31%
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:55 AM   #61
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Emacs does all of my heavy lifing
EMACS is my favorite editor since 1987, and every year it should have been editor of the year ;-)

Enjoy

Andreas
 
Old 01-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #62
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Either VI in Konsole or Kwrite, depending on what I'm doing.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #63
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Vim is amazing...

A year ago I wondered how anyone could think that it was an effective text editor... then I learned how to use it. Though I think there is much that it can do that I don't actually utilize (my vimrc is still pretty skimpy).
 
Old 01-16-2013, 08:26 AM   #64
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Vim is ALWAYS going to blow away the competition in this catagory. I use nano due to it's simplicity. I have yet to see where nano has not done what I have needed. Noted someone saying that they use nano but will use Vim when nano is not available. I have never seen nano NOT available. I have a laundrey list of things I want to learn in Linux and Vim is on the list. Just have not made my way down the list to it yet.
 
Old 01-16-2013, 09:11 AM   #65
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To those 'vi' lovers that use Windows, there is also a small program called 'WinVi'. Google to find the home page. the latest is v3.02.
 
Old 01-16-2013, 10:06 AM   #66
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Nano is my Terminal-based editor of choice, but for everything else I like geany ('though Kate _does_ rock).
 
Old 01-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #67
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Vote for nano, I use it the most. I frequently use Kwrite and Kate is starting to grow on me.
 
Old 01-20-2013, 04:22 AM   #68
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It's been quite some time I've been using Kate for editing C/C++ code I'm writing and learning on my own and I believe this is what I always wanted, a mini IDE. +1 to Kate from a Vim guy.

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Old 01-20-2013, 10:19 AM   #69
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I would vote for Notepad++ (under Wine if needed on Linux) but as it's not available I voted for KWrite. :P
 
Old 01-20-2013, 11:18 AM   #70
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Emacs is my choice for editor of the year because of all the posibilities.
 
Old 01-20-2013, 11:37 AM   #71
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It's been quite some time I've been using Kate for editing C/C++ code I'm writing and learning on my own and I believe this is what I always wanted, a mini IDE. +1 to Kate from a Vim guy.

Regards.
Are you using Kate in Vim mode? If so, does it nearly behave like a real Vim? What are your experiences?
 
Old 01-20-2013, 12:31 PM   #72
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Are you using Kate in Vim mode? If so, does it nearly behave like a real Vim? What are your experiences?
No mod, Just like a plain text editor as I'm heavily dependent on mouse these days for longer codes, honestly. Though I keep the in built terminal for compiling and running the programs.
I see in their documentation that their are some minor incompatibilities. I would also love to hear somebody's experiences with the same.

Regards.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 12:47 PM   #73
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I mostly use pico or nano (whichever is available) for daily tasks in terminal. The GUI editor I actually like the most is LazEdit, although it needs some polishing
 
Old 01-25-2013, 08:04 AM   #74
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Splitting KWrite and Kate up is a shame as they are actually the exact same code base, simply one with the simplified UI and the other with all the bells and whistles. Basically having them split like this means the same project team working on the same codebase are in there twice Having a single "Kate / KWrite" entry would be great.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 09:22 PM   #75
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Emacs. 20 plus years of vi had it's place but I sure wish I'd embraced emacs a decade sooner....
 
  


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