Boycott Notepad++ because it win dependent

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  • Death Knight®

    Death Knight® - 2009-08-25

    I want NotePad++ for Linux and Mac. Make it portable!

    • PaulNations

      PaulNations - 2014-02-11

      Lem'me get this straight - you want me to stop using the best free editor I've found in 30+ years of programming because it doesn't work on your choice of OS?



      Last edit: PaulNations 2014-02-11
  • geekWaldo

    geekWaldo - 2009-11-03

    I want a pony.  So?

    It's about as easy as telling you to "just go to the moon".  Much easier said than done.


  • Greg Martin

    Greg Martin - 2009-11-04

    How lame.  In the US we have a saying for this.  Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.  It means if someone is giving you a gift, don't complain about it.

    If you'd like a copy of NPP for linux, please, go write it.


  • John Doe

    John Doe - 2009-11-09

    You can use VI as text editor under linux.

    It works great.

  • Conrad Braam

    Conrad Braam - 2009-11-09

    This is an interesting statement,  in it'self meaningless, but deeper down, a compliment. Keep searching for a editor, but remember, stick with one editor and become good at using it. There are so many decent ones out there, the lighter the better.
    Learning to use 2 editors is a diversion, I've seen VI, sed and grep used together by a pro to do stuff faster than most folk do in their fancy Windows GUIs.

  • DisgruntledGoat

    DisgruntledGoat - 2009-11-17

    Notepad++ is not required on Linux, there are many text editors that are better, like KATE (my favourite) and Bluefish. And there are some good ones on Macs too, I'm told.

  • ih8censorship

    ih8censorship - 2009-11-28

    I agree, there are too many good editors on Linux to worry much about making notepad++ portable. It would be cool, but if I were Don Ho I wouldn't waste my time with that at this point.

  • Tiger Mountain

    Tiger Mountain - 2009-12-25

    Stop whining about a great Windows tool.

    If you really need to run Notepad++ under Linux try wine.


  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - 2010-01-12

    Notepad ++ on a MAC???

    OMG! Textmate is sooooo much better and there's nothing that Textmate doesnt have that Notepadd++ has …

    Notepadd++ and Textmate are the best in their worlds!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - 2010-01-30

    Notepad++ has been portable forever.  At least for the past 2 years.  Go to

  • seth

    seth - 2010-03-15

    Notepad++ for linux = gedit

  • BoZ

    BoZ - 2010-05-14

    I've never used it and I never wanted to. I'm a Linux user and I know from heart that there are abundant good text editors in the REAL OSS world, not this built from Win32 crap.

    Win32 API is utter crap, if you build something from it even 10 years ago, you are building crap. If you take the "open source, free speech" flag in your hand and use it to mark up your Win32 app, that's the root of all evil.

    We don't need you to spread your Win32 virus in the form of Open Source, go learn some real Open Source API, platform and then come back to promote open-your-ass source.

  • geekWaldo

    geekWaldo - 2010-05-14

    Ah, legitimate discussion points there…  Nothing flame-y or troll-like there </sarcasm>

    N++ team, please continue your excellent work.  It is appreciated.

  • David Chiang

    David Chiang - 2010-05-16

    N++ team, please continue your excellent work. It is appreciated.

    No that's a lie! NP++ is a big piece of shit and I would never use it in Linux, jedit is much better.

  • Vbill junes

    Vbill junes - 2010-10-19

    .no need to worry just too many notepad just like dat N++

  • -ed-

    -ed- - 2011-01-16

    You're right!  I refuse to install NotePad++ on my Linux machine :0)

  • francois eychart

    Notepad is scientology !!!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - 2011-10-25

    Emacs, Vim and Textmate are enough for *x and mac, and a cross-platform software can't have the same performance as a system-dependent software.

  • Spharx

    Spharx - 2011-11-08

    Tested so far emacs, vim, kate, gedit and some other standard distro stuff. Everything is so much mehhhhh, Kate was for now the best but it leaks features of n++. Especially gedit ~.~ super editor dor everything bla bla plugins blaa and NOTHING !! So much missing stuff ;/
    Wth is wrong with you guys. Linux isn't fun without n++

  • Tiger Mountain

    Tiger Mountain - 2011-11-09

    I think the name of this thread is totally wrong and negative.
    Should there not be a thread "Support the port of N++ to Linux" ?
    I'm certainly not going to stop using N++, when I have to use Windowz

  • john zorn

    john zorn - 2013-03-08

    i want a mac so i can use coda...
    funtionally is great but looking a georgeous interface helps with my programming.
    use coda and forget np++ is you have a mac

  • sisusang

    sisusang - 2013-05-13

    Runs good in Ubuntu 11.10 in wine, maybe Mac could run it in wine as well?

  • Jim Mooney

    Jim Mooney - 2013-09-09

    Besides, Mac is for Users, not for Programmers ;')

  • Placid Organism

    Placid Organism - 2013-10-29

    I work with Notepad++ every single day and I love the program. I'm constantly data mining XMLs e.g. search/find, then bookmark, copy bookmarked lines, and prepare the results in such a way that I can then copy/paste it into Excel. I've recorded Macros to a lot of different tasks and I cannot find a single program for the Mac that has the features I need, like Notepad++ offers.

    Any ideas?


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