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Old 03-21-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
Cyhawk
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Looking for a Text Editor with specifics ;)


Hey everyone. Ive recently ditched Windows completely, (only keeping my old AMD1400 for playing gunbound and natural selection and using Fruityloops Anywho, Im looking for a text editor that has specific features, and i havent been able to find one yet.
Basicly, i need Color Syntax (everything has it)
Multi-buffering (Think Ultra-edit, Wscite for windows, the little tabs at the top of the window with various files opened)
Xwindows interface (nice, like kate/kwrite
and line numbering

Before i switched, i used WScite (1.62), and life was great. Only problem is, Scintilla doesnt have this feature. The really odd part is, the same copy i used in windows, run through Wine also is missing this feature.

Also, as great as Vi is, i really hate the interface
And for some reason i dont exactly like emacs.
Dont get me wrong, both are execlent, just not what im looking for to do programming.

Any suggestions? =) the multiple buffer thingy is THE most important one though, while kate has it, sorta, it doesnt work the way i need it to, to be able to code at a decent speed (i normaly have to flip through 10 files constantly
 
Old 03-21-2005, 04:44 PM   #2
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Might want to specify how Kate's tabs are no good - I assume that's what you mean about the multi-buffer. Might help people give better responses. Don't even like the gvim interface? Not picky about toolkits? Nedit's sneakily powerful - a remarkable blend of some of the best of *nix and Windows. Then, of course, since you're talking coding there'd be full tilt IDE's like Eclipse, Anjuta, etc. Not sure what to say precisely, though. If you like scintilla, there's also scite, of course. I didn't follow that part real well. Not sure what wscite is, if it's any different from scite. Seems like it had tabs and could split the same document as well.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 04:58 PM   #3
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Sounds more like you want IDEs rather than mere editors.

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Old 03-21-2005, 05:02 PM   #4
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Originally posted by digiot
Might want to specify how Kate's tabs are no good - I assume that's what you mean about the multi-buffer. Might help people give better responses. Don't even like the gvim interface? Not picky about toolkits? Nedit's sneakily powerful - a remarkable blend of some of the best of *nix and Windows. Then, of course, since you're talking coding there'd be full tilt IDE's like Eclipse, Anjuta, etc. Not sure what to say precisely, though. If you like scintilla, there's also scite, of course. I didn't follow that part real well. Not sure what wscite is, if it's any different from scite. Seems like it had tabs and could split the same document as well.
wscite is the windows port of SciTE.
As far as what i mean about multiple buffers (its probably the wrong word for it)
take a look at..
http://www.ultraedit.com/modules/cop...kmark_fold.png
see at the top of the screenshot, theres the 'tabs' (firefox window tabs) thats what i mean.

and no, i dont like the gvim interface. Never could get use to the vi command in general, dont know why, and it wasnt from a lack of trying =(
As far as ides go, for me, theyre all too clunky, too much going on to really be able to concentrate. Eye candy is nice, just not when im trying to code 200 new spells
Im taking a look at nedit, it looks pretty good, might be exactly what im looking for. compling it now =) thanks for the suggestion
 
Old 03-21-2005, 05:11 PM   #5
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What's wrong with kate? It's a great editor, and it comes with a "tab bar" extension you can enable if tabs are your thing. It can also handle line numbering and it can do just about everything I could do in my Windows editor of choice: TextPad.

Also note: both ultraedit and textpad run just fine under wine.

Last edited by KimVette; 03-21-2005 at 05:13 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:08 PM   #6
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i personally use gedit, it has color syntax, autosave, backup saving, *AND* you can choose what color's you want your color syntax to use, and otherwise standard features...
edit
it also has tabbed file browsing

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Old 03-21-2005, 06:25 PM   #7
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nedit is perfect, i love it =) thanks for the suggestion =)
Its light weight enough, and of course has the tabs heh, appreciate the quick responces from everyone =)
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:58 PM   #8
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Cool, glad you like it. I suspect if the devs would port nedit to gtk2 it would take over the world. But as far as appearance, if not actual widget functions, a lot of that can be changed via Xdefaults/Xresources.

One of my favorite features is to type a command in a file, and then hit 'ctrl-enter'. Makes nedit like an xterm without needing redirection or like vim's ':!r <command>' feature and then it's right there for further processing. Regular expression search and replace like sed, of course, but with history. ^, repeats a keystroke a specified number of times, such as '#', then '^,77' to mark off comment blocks in shell scripts. Macros, custom commands, tags, configurable highlighting, on and on. Backlighting is a lifesaver for python or picky config files, showing what's a tab and what's a space and so on, but easier to read than vim's 'list'. But as easy to use for basics as the simplest editor and still lightweight, like you say.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 07:13 PM   #9
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KATE does have syntax highlighting for most sources and the tabs are quite good. You can even configure kate to change into the directory that your script or program is located, in the built in terminal, which is a feature I miss a lot when I am not using KDE.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 07:34 PM   #10
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I've always used nedit since I found Linux.

Code itself is light enough - pity it needs Motif, that adds quite a bit.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 10:09 PM   #11
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I use UtraEdit on Windoze, and BlueFish on Linux
 
Old 03-22-2005, 12:01 AM   #12
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Cyhawk- You said that you are not a fan of emacs. but emacs has got all the requirements that you have enlisted. It comes with a gui, have colored syntax etc that u must be knowing. So why not give it a try.
I use emacs and it works perfectly with me.

-Prasanta
 
Old 03-22-2005, 12:05 AM   #13
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i can probably answer the emacs question... it's to complicated... i ran emacs once just to see if i liked it, and couldn't figure out how to do anything, i later read a man page on it, but it still seems to be a bit too much... that's how it is for me anyways...
 
Old 03-22-2005, 01:52 AM   #14
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I have to agree with KimVettte -Kate rocks (IMO of course) -- J.W.
 
Old 03-22-2005, 02:04 AM   #15
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Emacs is not so complicated. It comes with a GUI also. You can use your mouse for that purpose. After you know your short cut keys you will fall in love with it. You can do a whole lot of stuff using Emacs including sending emails, comtting to CVS etc.
You can go through the link for the refrence card.

http://user.it.uu.se/~johanb/DS-IT/linux/emacs-ref.html

-Prasanta
 
  


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