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posted by Dopefish on Friday February 28 2014, @03:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the probably-better-than-notepad dept.

Anonymous Coward writes "GitHub's Atom, a new text editor blending C++ and web technologies, is now being released as a limited beta. The new editor, which claims to have partial TextMate support, is extensible with the help of a centralized add-on manger (the same way Eclipse does) and is heavily integrated with the github platform. The final licence is not known at the moment, but the project already makes use of over 80 open source software packages.

Access to the beta is currently "invite only"."

 
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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by waximius on Friday February 28 2014, @04:16PM

    by waximius (1136) on Friday February 28 2014, @04:16PM (#8569) Homepage

    Been using notepad++ for years, hasn't failed me yet. Used it for embedded programming, web apps, Javascript/PHP/CSS, XML (there's even a beautifier plugin, but the editor is great right out of the box). And it's freee

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by similar_name on Friday February 28 2014, @04:43PM

    by similar_name (71) on Friday February 28 2014, @04:43PM (#8583)
    I like Notepad++ and it's not just free it's licensed under the GPL. From what I understand though, it's very optimized for Windows and a non-Windows version would practically be a rewrite. Fast and useful though.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 28 2014, @04:53PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 28 2014, @04:53PM (#8591)

      Notepad++ is my favorite text editor. The only limitation I'm aware of is that it's windows only.

  • (Score: 1) by Dutchster on Friday February 28 2014, @05:38PM

    by Dutchster (3331) on Friday February 28 2014, @05:38PM (#8628)

    +1 to this. I've found Notepad++ to be everything I need and a whole lot more. My only complaint has been the automatic indentation while editing certain programming files. For examine it would convert spaces to tabs and vice versa, so when I go to indent to a new level I'd have to respace each line, replacing autogenerated tabs on some but not others.

    No big deal once I figured out how to adjust those options.

  • (Score: 1) by dak664 on Friday February 28 2014, @06:03PM

    by dak664 (2433) on Friday February 28 2014, @06:03PM (#8647)

    ++

    My biggest peeve is the dialog box and automatic tab switch when updated or missing files are detected.

    A reload/keep/delete dialog upon switching to such a tab would be acceptable but in the meantime I care not for the properties of invisible text.

  • (Score: 1) by Crash on Friday February 28 2014, @06:05PM

    by Crash (1335) on Friday February 28 2014, @06:05PM (#8648)

    I guess you've been lucky then? Notepad++ is the only text editor I've used in 30 years that crashed *repeatedly*. Bug reports and feature requests - that I made - got responses from the dev: "sounds great why don't you do it."

    But at least it's free.

    These days, EmEditor (paid and registered, lifetime license), *CodeLobster (licensed plugin bundle), Notepad and Notepad2.

    *CL has been unstable at times, but few full out crashes.

    My only real annoyance with EmEditor is the dev is Japanese and sometimes the phrasing (or location) of a command or menu-item can be hard to find.