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Pacu is a highly dynamic, scalable coding environment. It provides freely configurable syntax highlighting, live multi-file text matching and a deeply integrated terminal. Pacu is designed to be low latency, non-intrusive and runs on both operating systems: Mac OS X and Linux.

What's New

Version 1.2.3:

New features

  • Terminal:
    • dropping of URI into
    • improved highlighting of messages in classic theme
    • configurable tab labels
  • Highlighting for:
    • Octave
    • Neko
    • Free Pascal
  • Command scripts:
    • nicer editor with highlighting
    • new variable, gives byte position in file: $OFFSET
    • more...


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Rc1969 Member IconReview+7

It's too bad, but I gather that this app has been abandoned. I bought a license, tried to activate it, and got an "unknown error". Tried to use the contact form on the site to get help, and that didn't work either. As far as I can tell, the only things that do work are the payment system and retrieve license key by email (which doesn't help, since you still can't activate the product).
It's a pity, as based on the last release, I'd say this was a very promising lightweight text/code editor.

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Version 1.2.3
Iliketrash Member IconComment+206

This is a promising new editor with a built-in terminal. Click on compile errors in the terminal and it takes you to the offending line in your code, for example. This is the most Mac-native look I've seen for a Qt application--very impressive. But two-finger scrolling in the file browser scrolls too slowly, and two-finger scrolling in code is (I think) too fast. And why can't Qt apps ever see Command-W? But these are nitpicking. If Pacu gets Ada and Pascal and Matlab/Octave syntax coloring I'll be even happier with it.

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Version 1.1
Cyblogic (Developer)

I just release Pacu 1.2.3 and it now supports Octave syntax highlighting.

Dan Villiom Podlaski Christiansen Member IconComment+0
Dan Villiom Podlaski Christiansen

Unfortunately, it doesn't work; there's an error in how it's linked. The following command fixes it:

install_name_tool -change /Users/frank/Work/libPONA_release64_leopard/build/libpona.0.dylib @executable_path/../Frameworks/libpona.0.dylib /Pacu.app/Contents/Frameworks/libvide.0.dylib

Once that's done, the application loads just fine, but unfortunately, there isn't much too see. For instance, you can't customise the colourisation.

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Version 1.0
Cyblogic (Developer)

Thank you very much for pointing out this issue.
I fixed my build scripts accordingly.
My sincere apologies for pushing upstream a broken bundle.
Regarding improved syntax highlighting: I'm working on it!
If you feel there is something else missing, please let me know.

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Downloads 2,486
Version Downloads 923
License Shareware
Date 21 Oct 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
Price $45.00
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