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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2004. This is your chance to be heard! Voting closes on February 3rd.


View Poll Results: Editor of the Year
vi/vim 443 36.37%
emacs 145 11.90%
jEdit 39 3.20%
nano 78 6.40%
pico 47 3.86%
Kate 210 17.24%
gedit 111 9.11%
Nedit 28 2.30%
joe 32 2.63%
KWrite 85 6.98%
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:56 AM   #46
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I voted for Emacs, though I use Nano and Kate too.
Old 01-03-2005, 12:30 PM   #47
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I like vi/vim when i'm using the console, but if I'm editing HTML or something, I use emacs
Old 01-03-2005, 04:49 PM   #48
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Emacs comes installed on the Mandrake 10.1 KDE toolbar, so I use it by default, but I'm interested in how the others work. The only other one I've ever used is Kwrite.
Old 01-03-2005, 05:31 PM   #49
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I like vi... it's one of those editors where, once you begin using it, it's hard to use something else. However, for creating plain-text documents and stuff, I prefer simpler editors like pico. But I still use vi for those too, depending on my mood ;-)
Old 01-03-2005, 09:26 PM   #50
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Jedit loads (the first time) as fast as gedit on my fedora core 2 with java 5.0.
It has many great plugins, for xml, for html, for coding, loads big files fast, looks good on java 5, you can use the same jar file to install it on windows.
It will not get many votes, but it is a great tool.
Old 01-03-2005, 09:28 PM   #51
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Vim 6.3 always works.
Old 01-03-2005, 10:24 PM   #52
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nano, then jed(or xjed if I bother)

echo >....?
Old 01-04-2005, 01:08 PM   #53
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I use Kate for C++, JAVA, PHP, shell script .... :-)
Old 01-04-2005, 03:26 PM   #54
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Old 01-05-2005, 09:01 AM   #55
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Vim and Emacs. Emacs as an IDE tho. So yea..its Vim.
Old 01-05-2005, 09:35 AM   #56
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I'm amazed at the number of people using nano/pico, I used it for a long time, but some of my guru friends urged me to try emacs and I quite liked it. There seems to be an invasion of vi and vim supporters on this forum
Old 01-05-2005, 09:58 AM   #57
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I use emacs for everyting. I have set VISUAL=emacs, so that even my visudo opens in emacs. ;-)
Old 01-05-2005, 12:40 PM   #58
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what, no ScITE???

damn! you gotta check this shit (for Win & Lin) if you ain't heard already:

other than that...

Old 01-05-2005, 03:19 PM   #59
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emacs and vim
Old 01-05-2005, 04:56 PM   #60
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Vive VI!

My brother hates it, but I must admit--I'm a diehard. I keep finding myself attempting to use VI keys in nano or other non-modal editors.


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