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Poll: Text Editor of the Year
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Text Editor of the Year

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The nominees are:

Atom
elvis
Emacs
Geany
gedit
jEdit
joe
Kate
KKEdit
KWrite
leafpad
medit
Midnight Commander Editor
Mousepad
nano
Nedit
Neovim
pico
pluma
Scite
Sublime Text
vi
vim
xed

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Old 12-28-2016, 12:57 PM   #1
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Text Editor of the Year


Always an interesting poll.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-28-2016, 01:09 PM   #2
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Voted for Sublime Text, again this was not easy.
I also like (and work a lot with Kate) and for the Command Line, I love to work with Nano and Vim.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 01:17 PM   #3
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I use vim almost exclusively, at home and at work, so this was easy for me.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 02:24 PM   #4
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Vim 8 came out this year! How can it not be the winner?
 
Old 12-28-2016, 02:25 PM   #5
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Voted Geany.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 04:01 PM   #6
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Voted Atom but then I realised that it's not an IDE category, just a text editor. My vote should then gone to Vim.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 04:03 PM   #7
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gedit is what I use for HTML coding. Works for me.
 
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Old 12-28-2016, 04:08 PM   #8
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:23 PM   #9
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I find that some of the choices are really hard to fit...

For example, Kate and Kwrite are pretty much similar in their user interface, but Kwrite is just a text editor like notepad, while Kate does offer code syntax, colorization, etc. One could use Kwrite for making simple notes or write up a quick text, but use Kate for coding. Also nano and vim are great for CLI use and I use both of them extensively, but for writing HTML/CSS I prefer Sublime, while for texts or simple code I use Kate (I do not use Kwrite).
 
Old 12-30-2016, 02:58 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by bbuske View Post
I find that some of the choices are really hard to fit...

For example, Kate and Kwrite are pretty much similar in their user interface, but Kwrite is just a text editor like notepad, while Kate does offer code syntax, colorization, etc. One could use Kwrite for making simple notes or write up a quick text, but use Kate for coding. Also nano and vim are great for CLI use and I use both of them extensively, but for writing HTML/CSS I prefer Sublime, while for texts or simple code I use Kate (I do not use Kwrite).
You're definitely not alone. I like bits and pieces of a lot of programs, and it's often difficult to pick one over another.

Sometimes I like to pick things that I think are a little underrated or underrepresented here. Feel free to pick your own reasons to vote.
 
Old 12-30-2016, 06:50 AM   #11
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Depends what you're using it for. I use geany for programming, gvim for most other things. I use vim when I'm working at a terminal and need to do a quick edit, but I prefer gvim for serious editing.
 
Old 12-30-2016, 10:17 AM   #12
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Does Vim have any advantages over Neovim which has:
-- asynchronous processing
-- Lua scripting
-- terminal emulation (may replace the need for tmux)
-- decoupling the UI from the core
-- takes vim's platform specific code and replaces it with libuv (a multi-platform support library with a focus on asynchronous I/O)

Last edited by linux4evr5581; 12-30-2016 at 02:51 PM.
 
Old 12-31-2016, 08:09 AM   #13
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If I'm in a text environment &/or only needing a quick fix - I use vi.

If I'm in mc, I'll use mcedit.

Voted for vi.
 
Old 12-31-2016, 09:42 AM   #14
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Like my OS (netinst) why go for clones tho not ed (line editor ) vi! Kate should also get my vote but for some reason can't?
 
Old 01-02-2017, 10:11 AM   #15
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Depends which environment I may be using, but when I do net installs, I go with mousepad.
 
  


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