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  • NotepadNext

    A cross-platform, reimplementation of Notepad++

    Compiled binaries for Linux x64 are available in the releases. Linux version is apparently packaged as an AppImage.

    https://github.com/dail8859/NotepadNext/releases/

  • notepad-plus-plus

    Notepad++ official repository

    > A cross-platform, reimplementation of Notepad++

    For Windows, how does this differ from Don Ho's original version? https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

    What is the vision/goal of this fork?

  • InfluxDB

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  • notepadqq

    A simple, general-purpose editor for Linux

    Another one directly inspired by N++ is NotepadQQ. Tried it briefly and passed - mostly the functiinality was lacking. Not sure if it's Scintilla based, as the original, Geany or TextMate.

    https://github.com/notepadqq/notepadqq

  • Chicago95

    A rendition of everyone's favorite 1995 Microsoft operating system for Linux.

    I have a container I setup with XFCE and this awesome Windows 95 theme: https://github.com/grassmunk/Chicago95 Geany works perfectly inside it for a little retro dev environment. It looks and feels just like old Visual Studio versions.

  • ubuntu-vnc-xfce-g3

    Headless Ubuntu/Xfce containers with VNC/noVNC (Generation 3)

    distrobox to manage the container: https://github.com/89luca89/distrobox Then just install XFCE and tiger VNC server inside it. Using VNC makes it easy to connect into a little isolated session that has its own theming, etc. vs. trying to send geany to my native X11/wayland server.

    You could also just run it in a browser window with a VNC HTML bridge, this would be a good base for that: https://github.com/accetto/ubuntu-vnc-xfce-g3

    The easiest way to get Chicago95 setup is to run its GUI installer python script. I don't try to script it in a dockerfile or container setup.

  • notepad2

    Notepad2-zufuliu is a light-weight Scintilla based text editor for Windows with syntax highlighting, code folding, auto-completion and API list for about 80 programming languages/documents, bundled with file browser plugin metapath.

    There have been a series of forks, for example: https://github.com/zufuliu/notepad2

    They seem to add a lot of features, though ... I'd be interested to find a more minimal one, which mostly just updates language syntaxes and OS support, and the thankless minor bug squashing ...

  • Geany

    A fast and lightweight IDE

    'Issue was closed' and 'fixed' are two different things:

    https://github.com/geany/geany/issues/1387

    I had the issue with the Flatpak version in an unmodified install on Fedora Silverblue 35, but my experience is apparently hardly unique.

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  • Notepad3

    Notepad like text editor based on the Scintilla source code. Notepad3 based on code from Notepad2 and MiniPath on code from metapath. Download Notepad3:

    Notepad3 is actively maintained and has many improvements, BTW.

    https://github.com/rizonesoft/Notepad3

  • xi-editor

    A modern editor with a backend written in Rust.

  • geany-jedi-complete

    a Geany plugin to provide code completion (Python) using jedi

    I used this Jedi plugin for Python for a while, but didn't need it too often and didn't install it the next system refresh. Might be out of date.

    https://github.com/notetau/geany-jedi-complete

  • macvim

    Vim - the text editor - for macOS

    gVim (only on windows/linux) with a minimal config is my preferred. Fast but a few powerful built-in vim features like search, replace, syntax highlighting, spellchecking, auto-indent etc. It loads in about 1.5s on my machine and renders the text nicely.

    Maybe take a look at https://github.com/macvim-dev/macvim on mac, perhaps someone can comment about the state of macvim?

  • TextMate

    TextMate is a graphical text editor for macOS 10.12 or later

    TextMate is my go-to for being free and open-source with lots of great features while still being super fast and lightweight

    https://macromates.com/

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