Re: I've created the GEdit replacemnt
- From: Victor Porton <porton ex-code com>
- To: James Willcox <jwillcox gnome org>
- Cc: gnome-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: I've created the GEdit replacemnt
- Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 10:21:48 +0600 (YEKST)
On 05-Jul-2004 James Willcox wrote:
> Why in the world would you want to replace gedit? What's wrong with it?
> I've heard people say they would like a more lightweight notepad-like
> editor, which is fine. However, you clearly have the intention of
> adding features like syntax highlighting (which gedit has), making it
> very un-notepad-like.
Hm, the last time I checked GEdit, it was a GTK 1,2 program... I've written
a GTK 2.x program... Now I see that GEdit was switched to GTK 2.x. But is
it really ported well or just hacked? I'm not sure. (I've not yet
Anyway (at least so was in the past), GEdit running produced many GTK/GLib
warnings showing that it is not well written, clean program. My gtk2edit
runs without any GLib warnings.
Also GEdit (at least in its GTK 1.2 time) was somehow heavy-weight (I
haven't yet checked the last GEdit version) and I wrote a more lighweight
editor. gtk2edit will remain lightweight even if big features like syntax
highlight will be added. These will be added such a way to be able turning
them off, be very lightweight. You yourself have claimed that people want a
lightweight editor. BTW, on Windows gtk2edit is almost as fast as Notepad!
Additionally gtk2edit contains several new technologies for future GTK. It
may be a base for features probably of GTK 2.6, 2.8 or 3.0. It is probably
more important than the editor itself.
So anyway gtk2edit is the future technology with which the old technology
bearing artifacts should be replaced.
The conclusion: the right good thing for anybody, both Gnome and Extreme
Code, is for now to have both editors in Gnome in parallel; in the future I
deem Gedit should be replaced with gtk2edit.
So I repeat my request: please include gtk2edit into Gnome extra packages.
> On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 15:01 +0600, Victor Porton wrote:
>> Hello Gnome,
>> I've written for myself a simple Unicode text editor and called it
>> GTK2 Text Editor (gtk2edit for short). Then I decided to distribute it.
>> http://ex-code.com/gtk2edit/ (version 2.0.4 - a stable release with
>> on bug fixes).
>> Please include the app into "extra" Gnome software.
>> WARNING! Do not include it into Gnome core or otherwise "detach" it from
>> the original Web page. Otherwise you may lost not only active *wise*
>> (quality) development of this app but also a FUTURE PROGRAMMING
>> for future GTK which is INNOVATIVE and will become one of the main
>> GTK/Gnome best and widely used features for rapid development of every
>> application. And also my other helping with Gnome.
>> Now the purpose statement of this program is as follows:
>> 1. Create the Gnome2 editor (to replace GEdit); 2. a simple XML/HTML
>> editor; 3. Windows Notepad replacement.
>> Additionally, it is to become kinda codebase for certain kinds of Gnome
>> apps and for new Gnome code features.
>> No syntax highlighting yet. Gnome support is yet very little (almost
>> GTK), but will be extended in the future (but --without-gnome for GTK
>> support will remain forever).
>> BTW, there are BUGS and TODO files in the distribution... You can help.
>> (Especially if you have experience with syntax highlighting. I would
>> to get the highlighting code from KDE's KWrite).
>> Note that now a man is preparing the Debian package for it.
Victor Porton (porton ex-code com)
http://ex-code.com - software company, custom software for low price
http://ex-code.com/~porton/bible/ - religious books etc.
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