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Old 11-28-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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I need a program...

... a text editor.

I would use gedit but I'm not keen on installing all the gnome stuff on my lean xfce desktop, since it may well be the only program that would use it. I'm also shallow and like my programs to look good so I'd like something that uses gtk2, plus I'd like syntax highlighting. Rejected:

any console editors - not enough mouse control
mp - seems to be a terminal in a pretty box
nedit - not too fond of the motif look but this is my choice if nothing better

One in the portage (I use gentoo now) tree seems unlikely so are there any lesser known ones that someone knows of?

Ooh, just thought of something else. Is there a non-gnome alternative to file-roller, using gtk2 though, or at least modern looking?

Old 11-28-2004, 05:51 PM   #2
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gvim? Vi is one of the best console editors (or editors full-stop) around, and gvim uses GTK2 so it looks pretty. It's slimline but perhaps does not have the mouse control you want....but then again using the keyboard is faster and if you're gonna be THAT fussy you may have to write your own app.
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NANO is a nice simple basic console text editor
Old 11-29-2004, 02:29 AM   #4
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gvim is great but comes with its lot of dependencies, at least in RPM.

I suggest you install nedit, which is full-featured, and (almost?) without dependencies.

Old 11-29-2004, 04:13 AM   #5
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Nedit seems a good option but theres a program called katoob in portage which is basically gedit but without all the dependencies, I may still use nedit though as it's probably a bit less bloaty.



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