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Old 10-05-2004, 03:21 PM   #1
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A good text editor...this should be simple.


emacs....NO because it's too weird
kwrite...NO because it takes too long to startup
vim/vi...NO becuase it's command line only
mcedit...NO same thing


I'm looking for a text editor that's good for writing c++. eg, has syntax coloring, a "compile" option in the tool bar, etc.
Kwrite is sortof an option, but it takes way too long to start up.
I know there are a LOT of text editors out there for linux, I just don't know which one to use.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 03:30 PM   #2
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You might want to take a look at Eclipse

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Old 10-05-2004, 03:32 PM   #3
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Use gvim - vim with GTK/GTK2 GUI. Works great, looks great, feels great. Superb IMHO.


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Old 10-05-2004, 03:33 PM   #4
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Cool

Hi,

Why dont you try the anjuta editor. I found it very handy, it automatically shows an autolist of the keywords used in the current file. also has terminal window along with it.. to run ur command lines. you can compile it..

Its worth trying.. it... check out Anjuta here at sourceforge.net


Good Luck
 
Old 10-05-2004, 11:53 PM   #5
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Is there anything that runs directly through X without depending on Gnome, Kde or even GTK? Those things are what make it slow because I don't usually use Gnome or Kde (I use fluxbox) and when I start something that uses those components it has to start them too...that's just a lot of work for a mere text editor, even if it does have text coloring and a "compile" option.

Eclipse:
It's nice and has a lot of good features, but it's slow and doesn't seem to have anything to do with C or C++.

Anjuta:
I keep trying it and it's just too much of a pain...sorry.

I'll try those other ones now...
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:00 AM   #6
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You might check out Cooledit
http://freshmeat.net/projects/cooledit/
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:13 AM   #7
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Ah...I seem to have found something....

Scite! It starts up quickly, doesn't use kde or gnome or gtk (at least I don't think it does), has syntax coloring for just about every language I know of including makefiles and has a "Compile using 'make' " button which opens a terminal in the editor.

It's sweeeet.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:15 AM   #8
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I like NEdit. I has syntax highlighting a some other helpful options for programmers. It requires the Motif (or LessTif) toolkit, but you should have the toolkit on your Linux CD, if it's not installed already.

Speck
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:34 AM   #9
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jEdit maybe?. It's written in Java, so it's not the fast as a PodRacer, but not slow as an old Beetle...
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:16 AM   #10
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Found this one: Code Crusader
http://www.newplanetsoftware.com/jcc/
 
  


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