One little example. Well, important to me anyway. Puppy has some one-line text files without a terminating carriage-return character. If opened in Gedit, then saved, a carriage-return is automatically appended. I don't like this modification being done behind my back. Furthermore, even if the last line has a carriage-return, the cursor cannot be moved beyond the last line. I like a text editor that displays a file as-is, not one that plays funny games.
Gedit, despite its enormous dependencies, lacks features -- even adding in many plugins doesn't bring it up to the level of Geany.
The only reason that I brought in Gedit was because the Genie syntax is supported in Gtksourceview. Now that I have gone back to Geany for the standard Woof builds, I will probably use ValaIDE (which is now in the devx file) for Vala/Genie coding. Perhaps also we can lobby for Genie syntax highlighting to be supported in Scintilla (and hence Geany).
Comments:Posted on 14 Apr 2009, 22:49 by Lobster
Vala support in Genie
0.16 of Geany (in Puppy 4.2) has support for Vala
Posted on 22 Apr 2009, 3:55 by WN2A
I Dream of Geany
Sorry about the pun, but it based on truth. Geany is so good, I do all my writing/debug with it, and just do my build/ flash programming in Microhip IDE,etc when I do assembly code.
It presents the code nicer than the MPLAB does.