I've been happily using Bluefish 0.7 for several years, initially under
Red Hat 7.something but even still under Red Hat 9 and Fedora Core 1:
All you need is "bluefish-0.7-2.i386.rpm" (659 KB)
I just like it. It installs easily (rpm -ivh bluefish-0.7-2.i386.rpm)
to /usr/bin/bluefish. It uses color coding and it auto-indents with
spaces (not tabs). It (very) occasionally crashes, so save often. I
would change the default font: Options/Preferences/Font.../fixed(misc).
Find/replace is a bit odd, and there a zillion scripting options that
I never use. But otherwise it works great.
The newer version (0.12) is prettier, but I just don't like the left
navigation pane like the old version, and it's slower on my old
hardware. Besides, it may not even work on Red Hat 7.0.
Daniel Chudnov wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, Renae Satterley wrote:
>>Does anyone know a reliable non-WYSIWYG editor that I
>>can download for my Redhat 7.0 machine?
> Renae, if you are unable to upgrade your redhat-7.0 install (if you hadn't
> heard, support for redhats lower than 9 has been terminated as of the new
> year), it might be difficult to install Bluefish or Screem, because it
> might be that recent versions of each depend on library packages more
> recent that those available on redhat-7.0. If that's the case, you might
> check your system for "gedit", which is a windows-notepad-like simple GUI
> text editor. It's very basic, but it has been installed by default on
> redhats ever since 6.0 or so, and if you don't have time to learn vi(m),
> it'll get you going quickly.
> Another option is "nedit", which is a much more powerful text editor than
> gedit, but requires some different packages (lesstif, tcl/tk I think),
> which were widely available for 7.0.
> That said, every unix/linux user should know a little vi(m), since it's
> nearly always already on every machine you will ever use. Plus there
> aren't many other editors with their own mugs (see
> http://www.geekcheat.com/products.php ... we own two). :)
> Say, Bluefish and Screem both do look excellent...
> HTH, -Dan
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