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Old 02-05-2006, 11:33 AM   #1
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php editor


i'm currently in the process of ripping up and re-writing bits of puppy linux to create my own livecd custom distro for mysef.

Its has to be relatively small and lightweight.

I do a lot of website programming (php/mysql) and im migrating to it from windows. Im 4/5 of my way through completing the site

So here's my problem, i need a linux based PHP editor (doesnt need to be wysiwyg.) But there are a list of features it needs/i would like it to have. I've marked the mandatory ones with an *
must be lightweight (less then 20mb)*
dreamweaver template support*
syntax highlighting (not really mandadtory but really REALLY wanted)
site support

It would be a godsend if you could suggest something that does this!

Basically something like notepad++ for linux with dreamweaver template and site support.

Thanks y'all

Old 02-05-2006, 02:47 PM   #2
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Look at NVU, Bluefish, Screem, Quanta Plus, Mozilla Composer, Open Office web components.
Old 05-24-2006, 12:11 PM   #3
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how about a php dev editor with wysiwyg editor, and it doesn't rewrite yoru special chars with stupid escape chars like & becomes & and so on.. yknwo it screws up all my echo'ld url's or echoed get array items that are appended to a url
Old 05-24-2006, 03:43 PM   #4
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what about vim ? best editor for all languages you can customize like no other. supports syntax highlight in over 50 languages supports your own highlight, abbreviations regexp match search and substitute,color schemes(desert I prefer) pattern matching, recording best editor I my opinion. For using in terminal I suggest a vimrc. Google it and you'll find it.
If you don't want terminal use gvim, but it needs gtk. I did all my php projects in it.
Old 09-18-2006, 05:33 PM   #5
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Can vim be used to easily retrieve a file via FTP, edit it, and then put it back? I've been looking for a good editor to use without bloat and that can interact with the files directly on the server (since I work on sites from various locations).

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Old 09-19-2006, 06:48 AM   #6
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I work with PHP code a *lot*, and I use Kate.

It's just a text editor, but does everything I need, except the WYSIWYG designing (which I hate anyway).
Old 10-26-2006, 10:18 AM   #7
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I work in PHP and have been Very happy with Quanta Plus (+).

Quanta + does the "live thing" (work via ftp) without the file manage, but it does have a Long recent docs list and once you are editing a doc if you just click on the "open" icon, it will open the dir you are currently working from...

Landis Reed.
Old 10-26-2006, 10:22 AM   #8
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I also use kate for php. I haven't fiddled much with quanta and php, but what I have seen leads me to believe that quanta uses the same core as kate uses.

I don't *think* that quanta will run a php script to show the result, but I could be mistaken.


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