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View Poll Results: Text Editor of the Year
Emacs 54 8.94%
Geany 45 7.45%
gedit 50 8.28%
jEdit 4 0.66%
joe 8 1.32%
Kate 66 10.93%
KKEdit 1 0.17%
KWrite 22 3.64%
leafpad 15 2.48%
medit 9 1.49%
Midnight Commander Editor 12 1.99%
Mousepad 5 0.83%
nano 50 8.28%
Nedit 2 0.33%
pico 6 0.99%
RedCar 0 0%
Scite 8 1.32%
Scribes 0 0%
vi 43 7.12%
vim 183 30.30%
Pluma 12 1.99%
Atom 1 0.17%
elvis 3 0.50%
Sublime Text 5 0.83%
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Old 12-28-2014, 02:45 PM   #46
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leafpad, my needs are simple
 
Old 12-29-2014, 03:28 AM   #47
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Could you add "elvis"?
 
Old 12-29-2014, 11:39 AM   #48
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I don't believe elvis is actively maintained at this point, which is desired for new additions to the MCA's.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-30-2014, 03:51 AM   #49
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I don't believe elvis is actively maintained at this point, which is desired for new additions to the MCA's.

--jeremy
Yes it is: github.com:mbert/elvis

Last commit: 23 Dec 2014, which IMHO is pretty recent
 
Old 12-30-2014, 11:02 AM   #50
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Interesting to note that github page links to a page that says "Sadly it seems like there is no active development on Elvis these days." (which is the same page I ended up on when doing a little research). I've added elvis.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-30-2014, 02:41 PM   #51
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In Slackware, vi is a link to elvis, but vim is vim.
 
Old 12-31-2014, 12:59 AM   #52
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It is a curious conceit, that software which is finished should nevertheless be "actively maintained".
 
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:06 AM   #53
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vim.
I've integrated so many things with vim.
Once you get used to it, its really fun to code.
It's really useful.
 
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:46 AM   #54
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Wink editor

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Vim, is there any other?
Yes! Geany!
 
Old 01-02-2015, 03:57 PM   #55
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For years I used NEdit, but I finally couldn't put up with the endless clipboard locks anymore. I learned emacs and wish I had done so long ago.
 
Old 01-04-2015, 01:14 PM   #56
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Elvis and vim are still at heart just vi and vi rules all, and yes Mr. Stallman that includes your lil' dog, Toto, too.
Toto, too?
Yes...Toto, too.

vi! It's crunchy!

 
Old 01-05-2015, 03:22 AM   #57
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I chose Pluma because I like that text editor a lot (and it's the one that comes with the MATE desktop environment that I use) but for a command-line text editor I prefer nano to the more popular vim and emacs because I just can't understand why the other two have to be so ridiculously complicated (nano allows one to enter text just by typing on the keyboard; the other two require many obscure keypresses and the changing of "modes" before one can even attempt to insert text).
In Emacs you can insert text right away after after starting it. When I look back I think it was one of the reasons I chose Emacs instead of vi when I started using Linux regularly. vi is much popular than Emacs from my experience and even Emacs users should know Vim basics. I gave my vote for Emacs in this poll.
 
Old 01-05-2015, 02:37 PM   #58
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I prefer nano to the more popular vim and emacs because I just can't understand why the other two have to be so ridiculously complicated
Because they are much more powerful at the expensive of a slight
learning curve. It really isn't hard to hit "i" and start typing
text and hit escape to control the editor. It becomes
second nature pretty quickly
 
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:45 PM   #59
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Text is text, editors are slightly more work... unless you use a pencil (and even then?)
 
Old 01-05-2015, 11:11 PM   #60
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Text is text, editors are slightly more work... unless you use a pencil (and even then?)
Pencil and paper is a lot more work for me. I have a typing monitor that shows that I am peaking at 120 WPM right now.
On the other hand, I am very slow at writing on paper. A text editor is much simpler than pencil and paper in my case
 
  


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