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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 04, @06:23AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 04, @06:23AM (#1359265)

    Completely different lineages. Mousepad is officially a part of the XFCE project and is an almost complete rewrite of the original Mousepad, which was a fork to add printer support to Leafpad, which was an original project back in the early 2000s. Xed is the official text editor for Linux Mint and is a fork of Pluma, which is the official text editor of the MATE desktop, which forked it from gedit when they forked the entire GNOME project, and gedit was created by the GNOME team back in the late 1990s. The resemblance is only superficial and probably comes from both using GTK, both supporting the system theme, and both being based in the sort of base idea of what a turn of the century text editor should look like .

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