A lightweight text editor written in Lua (by rxi)

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  • Leveraging Rust and the GPU to render user interfaces at 120 FPS
    15 projects | | 9 Mar 2023
    Beyond the rendering which as noted is nothing that hasn't been done before (in general) the inherent OT/multi user + tree sitter functionality is something that entices me.

    I'm surprised nobody pointed out lite/litexl here either it's rendering of ui is very similar (although fonts are via a texture; like a game would) and doesn't focus overly on the GPU but optimises those paths like games circa directx9/opengl 1.3

  • Minimal Cross-Platform Graphics
    11 projects | | 24 Jan 2023
    For any graphic intensive application it would be obviously be necessary to use a GPU.

    But for quick hacking / porting old demos / writing emulators and also text based UI it can be fast enough.

    With the added benefit of small footprint, high compatibility and fast startup time.

    The Lite editor is using pure software rendering (on top of SDL) in a rather naïve fashion but it still renders full 32bit colors at full resolution at more than 60FPS on my computer, not the best solution but still surprisingly fast given the simplicity of the renderer.

    This is typically a case where simple/naïve can beat a juggernaut like Electron.

    11 projects | | 24 Jan 2023
    > is using pure software rendering (on top of SDL) in a rather naïve fashion

    I think you'll find that they found the naive approach was sufficiently poor, performance wise, that additional optimizations had to be applied on-top.

    > But for quick hacking / porting old demos / writing emulators and also text based UI it can be fast enough.


    If you want to use it, use it. It's 'good enough'...

    > if you vastly lower your expectations

  • Lite: A lightweight text editor written in Lua
    18 projects | | 11 Oct 2022
  • Looking for an IDE with the following characteristics
    2 projects | /r/learnprogramming | 6 Jul 2022
    How about lite
  • Now that Atom has been discontinued - where to next?
    9 projects | /r/linux | 13 Jun 2022
    You have options: - Sublime Text - VsCodium - Lite -
  • 4coder editor is now fully open source
    5 projects | | 31 May 2022
  • Lapce
    21 projects | | 17 Mar 2022
    I like the single lapce.exe and loads reasonably fast.

    But this is in a pre pre-alpha stage, so many bugs it's far too early for public feedback. It loads reasonably fast except chrome stats in top left then jerks towards the center. The start page says to bring up the command palette which I was unable to navigate via keyboard.

    The open file dialog takes an eternity to load the first time, the path is in a text box that's not editable. Focusing a text file gives an Insert cursor which is in text mode, there's a noticable slow delay before writing the first character, text selection is non existent so lacks basic text editing features.

    There is a built-in terminal however there's only a single tab.

    The only thing that gives it potential is that the folder/file browsing is super quick even with a node_modules folder so it might be built on efficient rendering that can be improved.

    Even for such a basic editor it's 38mb download. For a far smaller + more complete editor checkout Lite:

  • Ask HN: How to learn about text editor architectures and implementations?
    5 projects | | 10 Jan 2022
    Lately I've been studying lite editor which is mostly Lua code. It's quite easy to read the code and follow along.
  • JetBrains Fleet: The Next-Generation IDE by JetBrains
    3 projects | /r/programming | 29 Nov 2021
    Many applications. If we want to talk about text editors/IDE's, just take a look at Do you realize how ridiculously fast our computers are? From this standpoint, even the concept of a "loading time" should almost be obsolete.
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3 months ago

rxi/lite is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of lite is Lua.

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