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Old 03-17-2004, 02:29 PM   #1
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Unstable quanta

I have since KDE 3.0 tried to use Quanta for webpage development. I am now using KDE 3.2 on Mandrake 10 and Quanta behaves as allways before, it crashes all the time.
The rest of KDE works basically fine and the look of KDE 3.2 is just beautiful, it just gets better and better. But the instability of Quanta is really annoying. It should be uncessesary to develop webpages in homesite under windows and copy them to linux afterwards, but that is what I have to do to get some works done
Old 04-29-2004, 08:40 AM   #2
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I'm suffering the exact same problem - it seems to happen in exactly the same point of a file when I am typing the same text (usually because I've just lost what I've just been doing).

I've tried turning off all the auto-complete settings I can find but it still crashes all over the place.

It's a real shame because it is a great development tool apart from this one problem

Mandrake 10 KDE 3.2 Quanta 3.2.1
Old 04-29-2004, 10:29 AM   #3
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Touch wood I've sorted it by re-installing quanta using the rpms from here

Apparently the packages that ship with Mandrake are a bit flaky
Old 04-29-2004, 10:55 AM   #4
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doesn't solve the problem of quanta crashing, but Bluefish is a really good HTML editor, worth checking out
Old 04-29-2004, 11:00 AM   #5
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I tried Bluefish but I found the syntax highlighting a bit limited for PHP (the older version had better highlighting but it was like typing in slow motion with it switched on)
Old 04-29-2004, 07:06 PM   #6
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My 2 cents:

Nothing else even comes close to Quanta. Bluefish is okay, but sooo basic -- actually I think Kate is on about the same level as Bluefish for HTML/script editing.

If you do a lot of web development, it's really worth the effort to compile the latest Quanta_BE from source. The bleeding edge edition is actually very stable and has a ton of amazing features. To be honest, Quanta was really the "killer app" that got me using Linux full-time (coming from OS X and Deamweaver).

Good luck!


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