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Old 12-13-2004, 06:07 PM   #16
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and one last thing .......why do you need nano and mcedit if you have vi ?
For simple text editing, mcedit and vi are bloat-overkill. Nano-tiny does nothing more or less than what's needed. It's simpler and smaller than both.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 06:35 PM   #17
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I thought vi is a super-light-weight text editor ever ?
 
Old 12-13-2004, 07:44 PM   #18
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" a small, fast and basic text editor for X
does anyone know one that fits into any of these categories ?"

You could try mp (minimum profit):

http://www.triptico.com/software/mp.html

mp will run either from the command line using ncurses or in X Window using Gtk+. mp is my command line editor.

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Old 12-13-2004, 08:46 PM   #19
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Yeah, vi is about as light-weight as you can get, if you're editing text, html, source code, etc., but for just text, I go nano.

For my programming needs, I uninstalled vi for jed. It's like emacs, but without all the integrated garbage.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 07:12 AM   #20
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it seems to be good, the compilation was successful.......

there is only one question I have at the moment, can I change the text and background colors of mp's gtk interface ?

I really don't like black on white, what about the cursor, can it be altered ?

other than that this one wins with 2 megabytes of resident footprint, almost lower than the window manager itself..........

seems that the configuration file allows a great deal of flexibility.........

I think I will go for this one
mp wins with these advantages :

current and maintained code, from the changelog : "2004-11-15 16:03"
low-memory consumption : almost under 2 MB
source-code available and it compiles !
requires no additional libraries
highly configurable and flexible with a configuration file

thanks dude, this really is a great one.

but of corse..........if you think you know a better one let me know ok ?

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Old 12-14-2004, 08:08 AM   #21
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I like Leafpad. It uses gtk+ I think. I do mis a print option though.
 
Old 12-14-2004, 10:50 AM   #22
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"there is only one question I have at the moment, can I change the text and background colors of mp's gtk interface ?"

Yes. But I don't have the mp documentation handy to tell you how to do it. The documentation is in the tarball for the mp source. I have mine set to white text on green background.

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Old 12-14-2004, 11:30 AM   #23
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from the Leafpad home page :

"Requirement

* GTK+ >= 2.0.0
"

 
Old 12-15-2004, 03:55 PM   #24
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I should pipe in with another vote for jed, but i won't. i'll suggest xjed, as its jed for X. I'm curious as to why you want an editor for X. Is it for the mouse-clicks? (which xjed has).
 
Old 12-15-2004, 08:22 PM   #25
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I should pipe in with another vote for jed, but i won't. i'll suggest xjed, as its jed for X.
I thought I told you not to say anything about that! Back into your room, mister. ;)
 
Old 12-15-2004, 08:39 PM   #26
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I couldn't help it! Its an affliction I can't get rid of (like a rash!). I don't use jed anymore, as nano comes standard with most distros I have tried and it suits my needs well (and what it doesn't do, bash will).
 
Old 12-15-2004, 11:24 PM   #27
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Hi buddy,

what you want exactly, you mean you looking editor like Ultra or VC++ in window.
you can get it from net, if you download "ncurses-5.x" it complete support gvim.
if you want source code let me know.
good luck
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Old 12-16-2004, 02:25 AM   #28
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from what I understand jed is not *just* an editor, it has extra features, which is probably for it's relations to emacs, and emacs is not what I have in mind, what I need is a text editor for X, why X ?, I think I can answer that........

it's because you don't have to deal much with typing filenames and paths, also it's because of the colors and with mp, it can be configured to work the way I want it to, on top of that with mp, the size of the editor has become very small almost as small as vim itself, in addition it's the ability to use the mouse in control of text and because sometimes I have to ask myself WTH im running X for ?

if you say jed is so good and there is an "xjed" too, can it beat mp with it's requirements ?

and one last thing - I don't like the idea of loading a library for only one program..........

the bottom line is, I need a fully working and functioning system, and i need it now
I don't have the luxury of time to wait until the development of <insert your favorite project here> is complete and I believe I can do it, with your help

so if you believe my choice could be better, let me know, look at my browser post, people told me there is a source for mozilla's browser and it's better than mozilla itself so I tried it and it worked ! and saved me 11 MB of memory and I can take it from there to suit what I need........

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Old 12-16-2004, 02:47 AM   #29
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There is a lighter weight version of vim called vim-minimal that you could run in the xshell. If you boot into the rescue mode, this is the editor that may be available.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 05:18 AM   #30
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can't find it on http://www.vim.org/download.php
 
  


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