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Old 03-11-2010, 10:58 AM   #1
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How to install good editor


I don't know nothing about programming and not much about linux os.
I have now Fedora 12 and Gnome.
I have 3 websites to maintain: ( Finnish Pikavippi sites )
pikavippi
vippi
pikalainat

I'd like to have a good editor, can you recomend any ?
Suitable to Gnome?
Need to code PHP and HTML

Regards: Me... sorry I'm dumb
 
Old 03-11-2010, 11:04 AM   #2
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Haha, you've just started the Computing World's Most Contentious Argument; Emacs v Vi.

I'll go first:
Try emacs, very powerful, the syntax highlighting works brilliantly for php and html, easy(ish) to learn, very smooth, quite intuitive and well, from the console of RMS.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 11:06 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by ha62607 View Post
I don't know nothing about programming and not much about linux os.
I have now Fedora 12 and Gnome.
I have 3 websites to maintain: ( Finnish Pikavippi sites )
pikavippi
vippi
pikalainat

I'd like to have a good editor, can you recomend any ?
Suitable to Gnome?
Need to code PHP and HTML

Regards: Me... sorry I'm dumb
Many editors, but what's 'good' to one person is very subjective. I used Anjuta, but have moved to kdevelop, which I like better. Eric and Bluefish are two others I've used, but try them all, and see which you like better.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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"Komodo" seems like a good editor to me. For PHP, it has command completion and function definition pop-ups. For HTML, it has some similar functions, but I must admit that I do very little in HTML direct. "Nedit" is very programmable with syntax highlighting and stuff like that. So, it can be expanded pretty easily. There are some good "HTML editors" which I think can handle PHP also (ex. bluefish). I've used it sometimes, but prefer other (more basic) editors.

I might as well cast my vote in the Vi/Emacs war... Vi! Once you have a grasp on it's commands it's a very powerful editor. (just kidding about the war part... both are pretty good editors)

But, in this case, I'm thinking an editor more like Komodo or bluefish.

Last edited by nuwen52; 03-11-2010 at 11:19 AM.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 11:19 AM   #5
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Outside of the Emacs/Vi debate, I used to quite like geany
 
Old 03-11-2010, 11:22 AM   #6
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"gedit" is a good GUI editor. As is KWrite and Kate, but they are too glitchy and unstable for me. All three have syntax highlighting, but Kate and Kwrite have highlighting for more rare languages available.

As for my position on Emacs vs. vi, I can't say I think both are great but I prefer vi. Why use an editor that emulates everything your underlying OS can do and requires you to contort your fingers in funny ways just to move the cursor (Emacs)? I might use vi more, but I am learning the Dvorak keyboard and vi's motion keys would all be screwed up.

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Old 03-11-2010, 11:52 AM   #7
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vi, clearly. Those Emacs users are all crazy
 
Old 03-11-2010, 11:53 AM   #8
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vi, clearly. Those Emacs users are all crazy
I challenge you to a duel
 
Old 03-11-2010, 11:55 AM   #9
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I challenge you to a duel
<Throws down silk white glove>

Bring it, bitch
 
Old 03-11-2010, 11:56 AM   #10
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What do crazy people duel with?

Parmesan Graters at 20 1/3 Paces, High Elevenses!
 
Old 03-11-2010, 12:09 PM   #11
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What do crazy people duel with?

Parmesan Graters at 20 1/3 Paces, High Elevenses!
Reminds me of this:

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Originally Posted by Arch Linux Live ISO
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If you are looking to install Arch on something more
exotic, such as your kerosene-powered cheese grater,
please consult http://wkik.archlinux.org.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 12:10 PM   #12
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Ah Arch Linux, The Emacs of the Lightweight distro world... Totally awesome
 
Old 03-11-2010, 12:20 PM   #13
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Well another dumb thing again

I have Gnome - how do I change it to KDE ?
I have this Gedit, but I' ve seen KDE I like it more.
I have Fedora 12
 
Old 03-11-2010, 12:25 PM   #14
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Now there is a job and a half... If you've not done much to the installation, you may find it a helluva lot easier just to find a KDE based distro and install that
 
Old 03-11-2010, 12:38 PM   #15
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I have Gnome - how do I change it to KDE ?
I have this Gedit, but I' ve seen KDE I like it more.
I have Fedora 12
If this is just because you want to use an editor from KDE, that does not mean you need to use KDE to use the program.
 
  


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