Any decent editors?

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Any decent editors?

Hi guys.

Do we have any decent editors for OS4? NotePad is too simple. MultiEdit has block indent moving but aside from that I don't see any other perks. CodeBench is slow to start up and won't load text files in like a standard editor.

I find Amiga editors tend to be too simplistic and lack basic features. Well too basic for my needs. For example syntax highlighting, block indent management and auto indenting, and red lining errors.

Perhaps a port of Xed from Linux would be good. The plugns do most of what I want. Though I would prefer a proper native program.

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Re: Any decent editors?

I did cover most of the available editors that work well on AmigaOS 4, having in mind the developers, at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YAOQkVkmHMM

Also, you can find a review of the editor I am working on porting to OS 4 at
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=APhAWnJzNfg

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Re: Any decent editors?

Thanks walkero. I'll take a look.

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@Hypex
Probably we still have none of "100% better than other ones". Every editor on amiga we have has its own set of issues. But ones which are "close" to being everyday use for me, that still basic NotePad and MultiEdit. I tried everything, StormEd, CodeBench, CodePad, etc, etc, everything start to be slower, or started to luck basic features. CodePad, which is still in beta, and just simply attempted to add richeditor.gadget to a pure notepad, was almost what i need, but, it starts to be noticeably slower. Not _that_ slower, but not ultra-fast as i love it to have for text editors.

So, i end up with a simple notepad when i need to just change a little bit small files, and multiedit when i need to "work".

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@kas1e

I tend to use Notepad a bit. Maybe because I get lazy in getting a better editor. CodeBench is nice but CodePad is old now and lacks basics like block indent and and setting tabs.It does however syntax highlight. But I need something to help decode cryptic GCC errors. It's too easy to miss a character and then I waste hours to days looking for some stupid thing out of whack because the compiler isn't smart enough to find where the error really is. One thing annoying me is editors using different tab settings. My files used to be neatly tabbed but now it's all over the place, with spaces there and tabs here, I really need an auto indenter to clean it up. I used TIDE once but I think it had a save crash. That's weird, nice setup, but who ever ported it didn't test it by the looks of it and didn't leave the source as when I save it crashes. I recall I used to use Cubic IDE demo or poor mans version. But my files are over 500 lines in my sources so it won't work now. I wanted to try LiteXL, which looked nice, but unfortunately it doesn't work on my X1000 and throws a 81000009 guru. Such is the world of OS4. :-)

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