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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
vi/vim 399 36.37%
Emacs/XEmacs 92 8.39%
Kate 171 15.59%
jEdit 13 1.19%
nano 92 8.39%
pico 11 1.00%
gedit 139 12.67%
Nedit 13 1.19%
joe 12 1.09%
Scite 14 1.28%
Midnight Commander Editor 32 2.92%
KWrite 76 6.93%
Mousepad 26 2.37%
Scribes 7 0.64%
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:06 AM   #31
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vim will still be winning this 10 years from now.
Old 01-09-2008, 08:00 AM   #32
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if everyone tried medit there would be a new winner
Old 01-09-2008, 08:43 AM   #33
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Kate is a really really handy application. But Emacs is my favourite
Old 01-10-2008, 02:22 AM   #34
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vim for the winner
Old 01-10-2008, 04:24 AM   #35
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Learn it once enjoy forever: Emacs

The most-efficient editor for programming I have ever come across.
Old 01-15-2008, 09:36 AM   #36
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No Bluefish

I've voted for jEdit, because I use it a lot for Ruby/Rails and routine text editing but I also use Bluefish for Html/css. It's a pretty good editor IMO so I wonder why it's not on the list
Old 01-16-2008, 02:47 PM   #37
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vim is what i use when editing config files! for practical use as a gui text editor, Gedit wins and owns all!
Old 01-17-2008, 08:04 PM   #38
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I voted for GNU Emacs last year, so I've gone for KWrite this time.
Old 01-22-2008, 10:41 PM   #39
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I love emacs! It has a psychotherapist.
Old 01-25-2008, 10:10 AM   #40
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Sometimes I *need* that! ;-)

Originally Posted by ieatsplaydoh View Post
I love emacs! It has a psychotherapist.
Yeah, a little fun with the psychotherapist adds to the appeal. For me, Emacs meets all of my editing needs and then some. I especially like it when I am composing text that needs to fit onto a visible screen. For that, I can automatically wrap text. For Web-centric pages that wrap automatically and do not seem to like line control, I can turn it all off, so Emacs gives me both ways.

Emacs is especially handy when I am viewing news in newsgroups. I use Gnus for that nearly all the time unless I am on a server that blocks news through a proxy firewall; in that case, I use Web based newsreaders.

I do use a lot of text editors, mostly to be familiar with a wide range of them. I still use Vi and Vim. They are also great for many tasks, and from time to time they are quicker for certain things. But having an Emacs session going, assuming Emacs is available (and I try to install it whenever possible if it is not already there) is still my favorite approach.
Old 01-31-2008, 07:37 AM   #41
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Um... Sam, anyone?
Old 02-01-2008, 06:42 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by kummiliim View Post
Mousepad when I need to change a little in a file, vim if I need to change a bit more. Still voting vim as it has been something new for me.

I like vim even though I can only ever remember about 3 commands but it's easy and quick to scroll around using the keyboard and easy to bale out after doing something daft. Otherwise mousepad is excellent as a simple viewer/quck changes. I found Zenwalk uses geany and this is the best I used for xml docs, good tabbed interface and fast to load an xml. hmmm how to vote? mousepad I guess, being an Xfce junkie.
Old 02-01-2008, 06:45 AM   #43
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This is an absurd question, of course VIM will be the first!! If it's not... I know your home address *g* !!!
Old 02-01-2008, 07:20 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by mamboze View Post
I've voted for jEdit, because I use it a lot for Ruby/Rails and routine text editing but I also use Bluefish for Html/css. It's a pretty good editor IMO so I wonder why it's not on the list
Here here, Bluefish is great for HTML/CSS and scripts.
Old 02-01-2008, 07:53 PM   #45
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Another vote for Bluefish for HTML/CSS.
The features I like are the Tidy plugins (validator and cleanup filter); tabbed windows with keyboard toggling between tabs (nice when doing a visual comparison between two files); easy toggling of auto-closing of tags on or off; the formatting bars to single-click inserting of tags; and the language references (HTML, CSS especially for me).

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