This is compiled in Intrepid-Puppy, and all dependencies were already in place. Unlike the Ubuntu Gedit package which has many more deps. My package should also work on Lenny-Puppy (Debian).
My gedit tarball is 347KB, and it uses Gtksourceview (already in Intepid Puppy) (which is a 208KB tarball). Compare with geany which is a 633KB tarball.
One thing I noticed in particular is how fast it starts -- instantly! Contrast with Geany, which is a bit sluggish to get going.
If you want to try it out in Intrepid Puppy alpha3, get it from here:
If you like it better than TEA, edit /usr/local/bin/defaulttexteditor.
Note, a problem with putting gedit into the Arch and Slackware builds is that it needs 'gconf' and that in turn has more deps.
Comments:Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 5:57 by MU
(save this in /usr/lib)
ln -s libattr.so.1.1.0 libattr.so.1
Like this it works in Newyearspup.
Puppy 4 not tested.
Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 11:27 by smil99
upup freezes on clicking any icon
I tried running Intrepid Puppy alpha3 on my Sharp PC-AL60GB laptop but the system freezes upon clicking any of the icons on the desktop. I booted also with acpi=off option and got the same result. I have had no such behaviour on the said laptop when running any of the Puppy 4.2 and earlier ones. Is there any fix for this anomaly?
Interestingly, it runs perfectly on my Fujitsu FMV DeskPower C4/80L desktop.
Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 13:59 by Terryphi
I always preferred Gedit to Geany. You've done a terrific job trimming it. Thanks!
Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 16:40 by aragonaragon
from your post i see that you're using TEA as the defaulttexteditor. i do like TEA a lot and used it in puppy for about a year. But i allways had the problem that TEA crashes, if i use the search. does the search work for your without crashing?
Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 19:30 by BarryK
Re: TEA search
Yes, the search in TEA works for me, in Intrepid Puppy.
Posted on 23 Mar 2009, 24:48 by happypuppy
GEdit doesn't start?
I installed gedit and the dependencies (Puppy 4.1.2)
but I get this error message in the console:
gedit: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libgio-2.0.so.0: undefined symbol: glib_gettext
Any way to fix this issue?
Posted on 24 Mar 2009, 11:34 by MU
ok, I created a pet, that also works in Puppy4.
It is combined with the valaide, as they both need a newer glib.
The pet now includes some more dependencies (newer glib, gtk).
They will be installed in an own folder, and be used only by valide and gedit.
So there are no conflicts with Puppys gtk and glib.
Start gedit from the menu (gedit text editor - puppy 4), or by typing:
Get all required files here:
Vala itself is not included, it can be found one folder up.
I also tried to compile a older gtksourceview 2.2.2 in Puppy4, it needs no libgio.
But geany crashes with it, and gedit needs libgio anyway.
Posted on 25 Mar 2009, 5:16 by happypuppy
GEdit - it woks :)
Thanks for the updated libs,MU. Both IDEs work in 4.1.2 now :)