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Editra is a multi-platform text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid in code development. Currently it supports syntax highlighting and variety of other useful features for over 30 programing languages.

Editra is freely available under the terms of the GPL.

Currently the project is in alpha development phase but test builds of "stable" points are available for download and trial as Windows and Mac OSX(Universal) binaries, currently other Unix and Linux based systems will have to install from source using the included setup script. Please feel free more...

What's New

Version 0.7.20:

NEW: [features/enhancements]

  • Extended CSS highlighting support. Near complete support for CSS3.
  • Updated FileBrowser plugin to version 2.2 (bug fixes)
  • Handle error in style manager when default font face name is unknown.
  • Fix unwanted/invalid completion issue in HTML autocompletion for open brackets on more...


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Tony2013 Member IconReview+20

This has potention, but at current it's not worty to use as it WILL NOT remember and load current session. For example, I can have 3 files open and quit, and then when I load Editra again it SHOULD load automaticlly the 3 text files, but it DOES NOT!!!

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Version 0.7.20
Rc1969 Member IconReview+7

Editra is evolving into a first-class code editor, and it's very fast. I picked it up as a lightweight second editor, but it has a lot of the features of the heavyweights like Chocolat and Sublime Text.

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Version 0.7.20
Iliketrash Member IconReview+206

This editor has some nice features but also some obvious bugs. On another level, it is crossplatform (usual warnings apply) using the wxWindows widget set. Developers who write crossplatform programs are usually from the Linux community and thus have much lower standards for interface polish than Mac users. And the widget sets (GTK, wxWindows, Qt, etc.) that they employ hinder them further in making an interface that resembles what Mac users are accustomed to. And it seems that they tend to do little testing on Macs. I don't know about this project in particular, but I've interacted with developer teams that don't even have access to a Mac.

Another gripe that I have with the plethora of editors including this one is that many of them cater especially to Python and maybe a couple other languages-du-jour and treat other languages as second-class citizens. Editra recognizes Ada for syntax highlighting but many other features are broken for Ada, including code folding, indentation guides, and no linking from compiler errors back to the relevant code line. (The Ada to which I refer is GCC Ada, aka GNAT, an official part of GCC.)

Interface problems are too numerous to mention, but here's one: When a file is changed from its version on disk, the red close button should have a dot in it; Editra does not do this. I'm sure I could easily list at least a dozen problems like this.

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Version 0.7.0
MacHeadroom2011 Member IconReview+1

I have been using this since version 5.70 and just upgraded to 6.20 which I wasn't aware of at one point. Since I had upgraded it to the current version. All it does is quit once I try to activate it. Then I will get a message box that says 'EDITRA QUITS UNEXPECTEDLY." So I just double click on the icon and still quits on me. This is my favorite text editor and been really frustrating for me since I updated it from version 5.70 to 6.20. I don't know what the problem is. My computer is an Apple 1.42GHz FW800 Power Mac with 2.25GB of ram. I don't know what is going on with it now.

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Version 0.6.20
$ir M. Member IconReview+21
$ir M.

Before I got into my current job, I had little need for a source-code editor. But now that I'm there, and have had time to survey the various Mac/Win/Ubuntu alternatives (best-of-breed in each: ?/PSPad/gedit), this app suddenly became a standout! It seems to have lain low for most of 2008, then got a boost of interest around the time I first noticed it (in the fall) and has been updated steadily since.

For those who must work with code, this is a strong multi-platform contender which you really must check out. It has most major features (code folding!) already, but as the devs only seem to be picking up steam, this should be a project to watch ...

It's extensible, highly configurable, seems to be stable, opens everything ... kudos to the devs. This one already kicks butt at 0.4 -- can't wait 'til 1.0!!

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Version 0.4.40
$ir M.

D-oh. It never fails: you write something; check it twice; post, and only then spot the error ...

I wrote gedit, but meant Geany (0.15, http://www.geany.org/). Not that gedit isn't a worthwhile piece of software also! ;^)

tombempty Member IconReview+2

I have to admit at first I was skeptical of this editor. I mean, how many can their be now for one machine...

Normally, I use either Dreamweaver or TextMate or Ultra Edit to do my coding work and was pleasently surprised to see how many features this little bugger could do.

After seeing the text highlighting and the scripts it supported I was on their side...But then I downloaded and installed the plug-in called projects and I was sold.

Everyone is different and has their own way of coding and doing things so I am going to stop babbling here and let you all see for your selfs.

happy coding,

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Version 0.2.65
Tuishimi Member IconComment+46

Looks like a nice editor. There is now officially a plethora of programming editors available for the mac user. :)

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Version 0.1.64
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Date 06 Jan 2013
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