Textilosaurus - simple text editor

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Textilosaurus - simple text editor

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Re: Textilosaurus - simple text editor

#2 Post by Midas » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:45 am

[url]https://github.com/martinrotter/textilosaurus[/url] author wrote:Textilosaurus is simple cross-platform UTF-8 text editor based on Qt and Scintilla. Textilosaurus aims to provide similar workflow as Notepad++ does.
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#3 Post by webfork » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:35 pm

@skunkos: as with your "Powerless" post (https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums ... =6&t=23327), it's ideal to post about something before adding it to the database since it may not qualify as portable (and may not get the votes necessary).
... a simple but future-rich cross-platform text editor based on Qt and Scintilla.

Did you mean "feature-rich"?

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#4 Post by billon » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:23 pm

webfork wrote:Did you mean "feature-rich"?
that was me :oops:
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Re: Textilosaurus - simple text editor

#5 Post by skunkos » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:23 am

Midas wrote:
[url]https://github.com/martinrotter/textilosaurus[/url] author wrote:Textilosaurus is simple cross-platform UTF-8 text editor based on Qt and Scintilla. Textilosaurus aims to provide similar workflow as Notepad++ does.
Incidentally, skunkos private entry is located at https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2921.
Which error you get? Textilosaurus should be fully portable.

EDIT: OH see image, try latest release please, it was fixed.

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#6 Post by Midas » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:18 am

skunkos wrote:Which error you get? Textilosaurus should be fully portable.

EDIT: OH see image, try latest release please, it was fixed.
  • Problem solved with current release. 8)

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Re: Textilosaurus - simple text editor

#7 Post by Midas » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:38 am

Some further info: license is GPL v3 (see "About").
My personal appraisal: although I'm fully aware Textilosaurus isn't a Notepad replacement, two of the three basic features I consider when evaluating a text editor are missing. Although a complete case changing function is present (see "Edit | Text case conversion"), automagic activation of URLs and .LOG function are not (most Scintilla based editors can't do the 2nd).

As for the rest, Textilosaurus is an nimble and seemingly comprehensive programmers oriented text editor, albeit a late comer to a somewhat crowded software field.

Latest Textilosaurus 64-bit portable release (currently build 0614bc8 dated 2017-12-20) downloads available from https://github.com/martinrotter/textilosaurus/releases.

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#8 Post by skunkos » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:48 am

What is exactly "automagic activation of URLs".

How should ".LOG function" feature look? What should it do?

The application is very young. I started it from scratch few weeks ago. I have internal TODO list which I must finish first to consider Textilosaurus good-enough editor for me. SO it is NOWHERE to be considered "finished" yet. :)

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#9 Post by skunkos » Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:23 am

https://imgur.com/a/765sF - textilosaurus can highlight/navigate to URLs, it detects links starting with http,https, ftp, mailto, i can add detection of http-less links too.

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#10 Post by Midas » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:04 am

skunkos wrote:What is exactly "automagic activation of URLs".
skunkos wrote:How should ".LOG function" feature look? What should it do?
  • In MS Notepad, when a plain text file first line contains the string ".LOG", each time that file is opened, a time-stamp will be added. Both NFOPad and win32pad have this feature...
skunkos wrote:The application is very young. I started it from scratch few weeks ago. I have internal TODO list which I must finish first to consider Textilosaurus good-enough editor for me. SO it is NOWHERE to be considered "finished" yet. :)
  • I didn't mean to diss your work in any way. In fact, I am very favorably impressed by it. Keep up the great work. 8)

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Re: Textilosaurus - simple text editor

#11 Post by skunkos » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:49 am

Can you please file a bug report for "LOG" feature?

No problem. Textilosaurus does partially support URL recognition, but only when you hover your mouse over it. I will maybe add it fully, but it could backfire for big files, could slow it down.,

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#12 Post by Midas » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:00 am

skunkos wrote:Can you please file a bug report for "LOG" feature?
skunkos wrote:Textilosaurus does partially support URL recognition, but only when you hover your mouse over it. I will maybe add it fully, but it could backfire for big files, could slow it down.
  • In such cases, either a set maximum parsing limit or an user option/alert to disable the feature might be the solution.

    In my summary testing, when hovering over the URL shown above, nothing happened (granted, it isn't preceded by "http://", but the examples I mentioned would have activated it).

    Incidentally, I feel the present topic should be moved to the "Development" sub-forum. What do you think?

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#13 Post by skunkos » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:54 pm

So, how do I make textilosaurus entry public?

Yes, you can move to development.

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#14 Post by Midas » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:36 am

skunkos wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:54 pm
So, how do I make textilosaurus entry public?
Entries are made public by member votes. As two rank 5 members have done so (me and billon), Textilosaurus entry is now public...

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Re: Textilosaurus - simple text editor

#15 Post by Midas » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:36 am

Textilosaurus latest dev build (textilosaurus-2018.01.03-6e5f24a-win64.7z) implemented the .LOG function.

However, at least in my system (Windows 7 x64) the result was the date format shown below...

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For it to be of any use, please make it user customizable or at least ISO compliant ("YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss").

Moreover, on trying to correct it, I found out that there seems to be no easy way to insert the current time string (F5 on Notepad).

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