kephra - crossplatform, GUI-Texteditor designed along Perl's Paradigms
> kephra [<files>] # start with certain files open
This module install's a complete editor application with all its configs
and documentation for your programming, web and text authoring.
A visually harmonic and beautiful, sparing and elegantly programed Editor,
that helpes you with all your daily tasks. It should be also able to operate
in the way you prefer and be not afraid to try new things.
I know, I know, there are plenty text editors out there, even some really
mighty IDE, but still no perfect solution for many programmers. So lets
learn from Perl 5 and 6 what it takes to build a tool thats powerful and fun
to play with for hours and months.
* make a low entry barrier (usable like notepad)
* copy what people like and are used to and whats not inherently broken
* give choices (TimTowtdi)
* (e.g. deliver vi and emacs input style)
* usable with menu, contextmenu, bars, mouse combo, key combos, commands ...
* configure via dialog and yaml/conf files ...
* highly configurable / adaptable to personal preferences
* beauty / good integration on GUI, code and config level
* solve things with minimal effort (no bloat / minimal dependencies)
* still everything extendable by easy to write plugins
I believe strongly that there is much more possible with GUI editors
and text editors in general than we are used today. So I try to weave
fresh ideas wherever I can and design Kephra in a way, that every
programmer can alter and extend it easily. That can speed up progress
or at least makes Kephra more comfortable for you.
That is the plan, but we are currently not nearly that far.
Beside all the basic stuff that would you expect from a notepad, we have
file sessions, simple templates, recent closed files, and file functions
applied to all files, where it makes sense.
We have also a pile of advanced text navigation (on braces or blockwise),
goto last edit or 10 doc spanning Bookmarks as well as find in files.
Advanced undo, line editing (edit functions that take the current line as
input), move selected text by mouse or keyboard. Formating funtions like
blockformat, align blocks, indenting, commenting ...
Documents have several properties like syntax styling, auto indention, tab
width, tab use, write protection.
View options contain switches for any GUI element and marker for: current
line, end of line bytes, right margin, indetion guides, bracehiglighting,
line wrap and font.
Every menu and toolbar is evaluated from a simple yaml file, so you can
change it easily by opening this files from the config menu.
Stable Release 0.4
This release was about getting the editor liquid or highly configurable.
Its also about improvements in the user interface and of course the little
things we missed. It also contains interpreter output panel and a notepad.
Stable Release 0.5
This release is about getting Kephra into the world out there and adding
feature that are most needed and removing most hindering barriers.
Stable Release 0.6
This release will be about extending Kephra internal extentions and Plugins.
Testing 0.4.1 - code folding
Testing 0.4.2 - folding and GUI refined, movable tabs, 2 more tools, doc data
Testing 0.4.3 - utf, marker, folding finished, 3 more tools, help links
Testing 0.4.4 - new mouse control, 2 more tools, docs updated
Testing 0.4.5 - more encodings, config dialog
Stable 0.5 - about dialog
command line vor vi like usage
tree lib extention: snippet lib and toolbox in one
Coding support like L<Perl::Tidy>, outlining, help integration, debugger
autocompletition and so on will be long time goals. Lets see where they fit in.
OS: Linux, Mac and Win32 (Basically same es the module named Wx.)
Perl: >= 5.6 (we use our :) )
* Herbert Breunung <firstname.lastname@example.org> (main author)
* Jens Neuwerk (author of icons, GUI advisor)
* Andreas Kaschner (linux and mac ports)
* Adam Kennedy <email@example.com> (cpanification)
* Renee Bäcker E<lt>firstname.lastname@example.orgE<gt> (color picker)
* many more since we study other editors a lot and also the padre sources
This Copyright applies only to the "Kephra" Perl software distribution, not
the icons bundled within.
Copyright 2004 - 2010 Herbert Breunung. All rights reserved.
This program is free software, licensed under the GNU GPL as you can see in
the LICENSE file in same directory or under http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.