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Old 04-07-2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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Why NEDIT text editor is today depreciated?


Hello,

I wonder why NEDIT is today not being more used by people. Emacs, VIM, leafpad, kate, geany, ... have taken over the text editing.

It is quite impressive the quality of Motif applications. They work very well and are full of features.

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$ dpkg -l | grep nedit
ii  nedit                                1:5.6~cvs20081118-9                  i386         powerful, customizable, Motif based text editor

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Old 04-07-2017, 02:00 PM   #2
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archlinux has it in [extra], so it's there, precompiled.
it works - so far - but i don't see it having the same features as e.g. geany which can still be considered pretty lightweight.

well i installed it and will play with it. we'll see.

anyhow, people usually prefer bloat over functionality.
other people prefer "leet and minimal" over functionality. those certainly are a minority, but are they saner than the majority? I doubt it.
I prefer functionality.
 
Old 04-07-2017, 02:03 PM   #3
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Now I know it exists I may well try it, thanks.
 
Old 04-07-2017, 02:10 PM   #4
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archlinux has it in [extra], so it's there, precompiled.
it works - so far - but i don't see it having the same features as e.g. geany which can still be considered pretty lightweight.

well i installed it and will play with it. we'll see.

anyhow, people usually prefer bloat over functionality.
other people prefer "leet and minimal" over functionality. those certainly are a minority, but are they saner than the majority? I doubt it.
I prefer functionality.
Bloat is today the direction of LINUX, no?

Shinning, slow and beautiful.
 
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Nedit has been through the cycle. Some years back development stopped, then was later reactivated. I lost interest I must admit, although I thought it was a good idea when I first discovered it. Didn't like the "bloat" that was Motif though ....
 
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Nedit has been through the cycle. Some years back development stopped, then was later reactivated. I lost interest I must admit, although I thought it was a good idea when I first discovered it. Didn't like the "bloat" that was Motif though ....
I looked for XMotif applications available on debian repository. And, there is only xmpuzzles, nedit and nothing else. It seems strange to me since Motif has been there since many years.

You mean that Motif is bloated? Why?
 
  


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