On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Anurag Priyam <anurag08priyam@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't approve of your idea of writing "another" text editor that supposedly has got a lot of features. We already have a lot of them. You can probably help in making them better.

That's a bit harsh, don't you think? If the man wants to make his own text editor, let him! Locking people into one program is the Microsoft way of doing things.
When it comes to programming, as far as I know, Vim/Emacs is the editor of choice for any coder. Its very difficult to beat that.

Live and let live, man. I use mostly medit and nano. I also occasionally use SciTE. When I used KDE, I loved Kate.

I, for one, would be very interested in a text editor which:

-Is lightweight (pulls in few dependencies)
-Uses the GTK toolkit
-Has tabs
-Has syntax highlighting
-Is noob-friendly
-Optional: has a terminal (like medit and Kate)
-Optional: has color schemes (again, like medit and Kate)

Alexander, I'm the head developer of TinyMe Linux, a distribution which seeks to use noob-friendly software which has as small a footprint as possible. I'll take a look at your text editor and if I like it, I'll look at putting it in TinyMe. So I can get you testers if you'd like. :-)
Gedit is lightweight and uses GTK+ and hardly has any Gnome specific dependency.

Maybe that's true for you and the distribution you use, but it's certainly not true for me. (I'm on a Mandriva-based distribution.) GEdit is one of the heaviest GTK text editors. With dependencies, it's 20MB. Most other text editors are 3-5MB.