Re: [gnome-love] my participation

On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 08:52:18PM -0500, digitect mindspring com wrote:
From: "Josh Steiner" <joschi eds org>
so once again, any further suggestions for available projects are
very welcome, i've got the time, the dev environment built and
rearing to go, the coding knowledge, but no project :)

I recently found Yet Another Text Editor(tm), Beaver
( , main site appears to be down
ATM: It is similar to gedit yet has text
highlighting and some rough edges. The developers are trying to put
together one final "clean up" release together before they shelve it the
end of this year due to lack of time. But they're actively looking for
someone to take over the project.

I know gedit is being ported to GNOME 2 but don't know much more.
However it would be great to have a lightweight text editor with syntax
highlighting and macros but without all the extra IDE related stuff such
as the new Anjuta Dev Studio effort. Something more single-minded than a
complete IDE. (Think Galeon, not Mozilla. :)

Whilst not wishing to rain on the Beaver parade, it would be preferable
to look at gedit further before proposing yet another editor for GNOME.
The gedit program has been improved a lot recently and has just started
being ported to GNOME (see

Pseudo-interesting sideline: I only remember this because on the #gnome
IRC channel a couple of evenings ago, there was an amusing comment where
one of the Sun developers was mentioning how great gedit was, but he
wished it didn't crash after saving. Apparently, the upside is that it
actually saves correctly (and the crash is probably due to some
Solaris-specific issue, or some Linux-specific assumption in the gedit


Nothing is fool-proof to a talented fool.

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