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Old 07-01-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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Very specific tabbed editor requirements for Linux


I've used Keynote in a Win32 environment. The program is distributed under MPL, and is available on SF, but only as a Win32 source.
From what I know, it's either incredibly painful or impossible to compile said source for Linux.

Hence, my question: Does anyone know of an equivalent or similar notepad app for linux?
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RichText enabled editor, with many text formatting functions ad properties (font styles, colors, highlighted text, paragraph styles, bullets, numbered lists, etc.)
Store many separate notes within one file; each note is displayed on its own, easily accessible tab. This is a much more convenient solution than opening several files on disk. Each note has independent font, color and editor settings.
Choose between two types of notes: a simpler, editor-only note, or a tree-type note, which is a multi-level hierarchy of "branches", each with its own note. The two types of notes can be mixed freely within one file
Tree type notes can be arranged horizontally (tree panel to the left of editor) or vertically (tree panel above the editor)
Ability to create user-defined styles for text and paragraph properties
Convenient keyboard shortcuts for all editing and file management commands
Option to minimize to system tray
Configurable activation hotkey to bring the program window to front after it was minimized to the system tray
You can protect your data files with secure encryption using a strong cipher (Blowfish or IDEA)
Integration with WordWeb, a freeware dictionary/thesaurus program (see http://wordweb.co.uk/free)
Integration with UltimaShell Autocompletion Server, enabling smart autocompletion/autocorrect features. UAS learns words as you type them and is very configurable.
Many uses can share KeyNote on one computer, with the ability to have independent personalized settings for each user
Clickable hyperlinks to Internet addresses, local files and locations in KeyNote files
Spellchecker module (requires MS Word 97 or MS Word 2000)
Navigation history (move back/forward)
Simple file manager to quickly open often-used files
Export and import files (as plain text or RTF)
Import of HTML documents with conversion to RTF format
Ability to merge KeyNote files or exchange notes between them
Fast and extremely configurable interface, very easy to navigate
Ability to search for text in all notes in a file. Search results may be displayed in a list.
Ability to perform simple AND / OR (boolean) searches
Ability to create "virtual nodes" in the tree (nodes which are dynamically linked to external text or RTF files)
Ability to preset default editor and tree settings (including font styles and colors) that will be automatically applied to newly created notes
Ability to print notes
Ability to send notes via E-mail (incl. a simple address book and signature handling)
Ability to change icons assigned to notes (user-defined icons can be extracted from .ICO, .BMP, .EXE and .DLL files)
Ability to specify custom icons for tree nodes
"Clipboard capture" feature, enabling you to automatically capture and store any text that was copied to Clipboard in another Windows application
Expression evaluation: type an arithmetic expression, press Ctrl+=, and KeyNote will calculate it and show the result.
Text highlighting
Glossary function to automatically replace a piece of text with another ("Expand text")
Function to insert special characters
A "match bracket" function
ROT-13, reverse text, repeat last edit command, join and sort lines...
Support for drag-and-drop file operations (including the ability to drag files from Windows Explorer)
Find and Replace commands, with a single note or global scope
Dockable, configurable toolbars
Text statistics
Configurable backup settings for additional data security, including multiple backups
Simple bookmarks
Configurable keyboard shortcuts
Plugin support, for extending the functionality of the program
Macro support, including macros automatically executed on creating a new file or adding a note
Configurable ability to minimize program or automatically close current file after a predefined period of inactivity
Import and export files in the format used by other freeware notebook-type programs: DartNotes and TreePad
Unlimited number of notes that can be stored in a single file or a single tree-type note.
 
Old 07-01-2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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Hmmm, I can't think of one off the top of my head. Maybe you should try porting it?
 
Old 07-01-2003, 02:44 PM   #3
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You could try to compile it in Linux
using fpc or kylix ... kylix probably
offering better chances of success
seeing that keynote is written in delphi ;)


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-01-2003, 03:53 PM   #4
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You could try to compile it in Linux
using fpc or kylix ... kylix probably
offering better chances of success
seeing that keynote is written in delphi ;)


Cheers,
Tink
Thanks guys. I don't think I'll be porting it, though. That's a tad over my head.
 
Old 07-05-2003, 09:51 PM   #5
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Have you tried running it in wine?
 
Old 07-06-2003, 05:06 AM   #6
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invictus, on a whim I downloaded Keynote to see if it works with wine. I'm happy to say that it seems to run quite well in wine. It installed without a glitch and ran smoothly. Much props to the wine people.
 
  


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