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September 22, 2007

KomodoEdit, the editor I was waiting for…

Filed under: gecko,komodo,xul — dafi @ 10:21 am

When I turn on my computer the first program I run (at least the second πŸ˜‰ ) is my preferred text editor.

I can open it for development or simply to handle notes, list or any other textual information.

Under Microsoft Windows I can’t live without UltraEdit, sometime I believe UltraEdit’s author entered in my mind to choose what feature add to it because UE has all feature I dream.

UEdit has only a problem… It’s commercial 😦 and I’m an open source man…

When I boot up on my Ubuntu box UE equivalent doesn’t exist; gedit, kate are good but not complete like UE.

I love VIM but I’m unable to use it for intensive editing sessions… Emacs the same.

Finally I found my cross-platform full features and free (but not open source) editor and to complete my satisfation it’s built on Mozilla Gecko so I can enhance it with my XUL extensions πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

KomodoEdit is its name πŸ˜‰

Guys at ActiveState made a really great work and the project OpenKomodo is very attractive.

KomodoEdit hasn’t all UE features but adding them it’s easy with XUL, you can create extensions in the same manner you do for Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey and any other Mozilla Gecko based application.

To fit my needs I’ve developed MoreKomodo, an extension that adds some UE features to KomodoEdit.

I decided to make MoreKomodo public because KomodoEdit is free, I don’t like to support proprietary, commercial and/or closed softwares.

MoreKomodo can be see in action on its screenshoots page locate ad dafizilla.


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