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Old 10-16-2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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Best Editor for HAML, HTML, CSS, SASS, Python and Zen Coding


HI

Was hoping someone could give some advice on a good open source editor for editing these file types

HAML, HTML, CSS, SASS, Python, C and Zen Coding
Optional: Perl

By Best I mean able to be setup and installed without hours of configuration and should be usable.

So Far.
  • Emacs - Pretty amazing somewhat hard to configure and when reviewing for these filetypes seems to be a lot of issue with multiple major modes working. Seems not suited to these filetypes.
  • Vim - I was attemptng to configure using vundle https://github.com/gmarik/vundle and installing packages but became lost in configuration
  • Bluefish - seems to handle most filetypes well, its not flashy but seems to do the job. My installation on Windows XP keeps crashing
  • Gedit - Started to attempt to configure gedit again a lot of copying had issues with some plugns being gtk2 only or some requiring gedit3 only. Again takes a while to configure.

There is also sublime text however technically not opensource. Has anyone found a little hidden gem that doesn't take so much config out of the box and I can get started setting up and working quicker?
 
Old 10-16-2012, 01:22 AM   #2
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I feel much comfortable with Notepad++ on Windows while on Linux I keep on using vim.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 02:30 AM   #3
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Best editor

Maybe scite?
 
Old 10-16-2012, 02:33 AM   #4
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Maybe scite?
Do you have to edit plugins , or similar to get it to support filetypes?

@slackyman yes I have notepad++ on windows would be good on Linux too.
 
Old 10-16-2012, 06:33 AM   #5
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You can try SublimeText too, but it's not open source.
Have you tried Geany?
 
Old 10-16-2012, 06:50 AM   #6
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Trying geany as we speak. It has a lot by default, still requires some config but maybe not too much.

Can edit the filetypes as here http://superuser.com/questions/34444...hting-in-geany

Code:
Open ~/.config/geany/filetype_extensions.conf
Change this line: CSS=*.css; to this: CSS=*.css;*.less;
Save configuration file.
I assume I could probably repeat this for different add-ons. It does also have a plugin developed for zencoding https://github.com/codebrainz/geany-zencoding#readme and also a webhelper plugin http://plugins.geany.org/webhelper.html
 
Old 10-16-2012, 05:12 PM   #7
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Actually Jedit. It has plugins for most features is up and running in no time at all and is java so works on all systems(well those with java ).

Development has recently picked up pace again. http://www.jedit.org/
 
  


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