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Light text editor recommendations

Post#1 by fulalas » 21 May 2017, 20:36

I'm looking for a really light text editor (with few dependencies and low RAM usage) to put inside LXQt package, so Qt dependency is not a problem.

LeafPad -> the lightest so far, but new LXQt version (0.11.1) has broken drag 'n drop functionality and DEVs are not willing to fix it.
MousePad -> lots of dependencies and usability problems.
JuffEd -> has encoding problems and a heavy dependency: libqt5scintilla2 (3.5 mb).
FeatherPad -> no dependencies (except for Qt), but has some usability problems (for instance: no common shortcuts, and no tab indent).

If anyone has a better suggestion, it would be great :good:

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Re: Light text editor recommendations

Post#2 by Evan » 21 May 2017, 23:13

I've never used but i've seen people mention Scribes as an alternative to Gedit.

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Re: Light text editor recommendations

Post#3 by Bogomips » 21 May 2017, 23:23

mcedit ?
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Re: Light text editor recommendations

Post#4 by ncmprhnsbl » 21 May 2017, 23:24

theres:
Beaver .... gtk2 tho..
Tea ... builds with Qt5 , small but lots of features(even has a builtin filemanager)... http://semiletov.org/tea/#about
there is a slackbuild, bit out of date, maybe could be updated.. https://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.2 ... pment/tea/
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Re: Light text editor recommendations

Post#5 by fulalas » 22 May 2017, 00:42

@Evan, Scribes depends on Python and, even activating Python, I couldn't manage to put Scribes to run here :(
@Bogomips, sorry, but I don't want a terminal text editor :P
@ncmprhnsbl, Tea has encoding detection problems and the interface doesn't seem flexible (the defaults are terrible)

Thanks, guys!

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Re: Light text editor recommendations

Post#6 by Evan » 22 May 2017, 00:51

List of Qt Applications

https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?titl ... xt_Editors
FeatherPad - Lightweight Qt5 Plain-Text Editor for Linux
Notepadqq - a Notepad++-like editor for the Linux desktop.
Juffed - text editor (QtDesktop)
Tea - text editor with an ultimate small size that provides you hundreds of functions.
Qedit - A modern, standalone and multi-purpose text editor.
Vim-qt - An experimental Qt gui for Vim
Texmaker - latex editor
TeXstudio - A LaTeX editor originally based on Texmaker
FocusWriter - A simple fullscreen word processor
Lyx - An advanced WYSIWYM document processor & LaTeX front-end
Plume Creator - With Plume Creator, organize your writing projects ! Scenes, notes, characters,... Rich Text editing, full screen editing and multiple projects supported.
mdiedit - Simple text editor with MDI interface. Written in qt5.
onlyoffice - The most complete and feature-rich office and productivity suite
Don't know if any of these are worth trying?

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Re: Light text editor recommendations

Post#7 by fulalas » 22 May 2017, 01:02

Beaver and mdiedit have the minimalist approach I'm looking for, but unfortunately they have encoding detection problems and they lack drag 'n drop and can't show line numbers.

I think I'll stick with FeatherPad for now. Maybe I'll get the code and change it in order to fix some shortcuts. :P

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Re: Light text editor recommendations

Post#8 by babam » 22 May 2017, 06:23

Geany
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