AkelPad (ultra lightweight text editor)

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Re: AkelPad (ultra lightweight text editor)

#16 Post by Midas » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:01 am

Old topic update: AkelPad v4.9.8 released 2016-07-18 (changelog at akelpad.sourceforge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2114).

Couldn't find a full changelog online, so I'm pointing to the most complete non-official one (back to v3.3.0):


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Re: AkelPad (ultra lightweight text editor)

#17 Post by freakazoid » Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:54 am

Even though the last official update was in 2016, there have been trickling updates as late as September 2020:
https://sourceforge.net/p/akelpad/codesvn/4413/log/

Hopefully we'll see a new official release sometime soon. According to the dev log, biggest changes include supporting 64-bit and native portable mode!
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: AkelPad (ultra lightweight text editor)

#18 Post by Midas » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:19 pm

freakazoid wrote:There have been trickling updates as late as September 2020 [...]

[Coming] changes include supporting 64-bit and native portable mode!

Thanks for the news, freakzoid.

I was once an AkelPad user and may quickly return, should those changes materialize. I seem to recall AkelPad being coded straight in assembly, but those updates are long overdue.

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Re: AkelPad (ultra lightweight text editor)

#19 Post by freakazoid » Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:32 pm

I found a test version on the AkelPad forums with the version number 4.9.9 dev, last updated on July 2019. At least this is better than nothing!
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Re: AkelPad (ultra lightweight text editor)

#20 Post by freakazoid » Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:55 pm

Someone compiled the latest AkelPad changes (last update: May 2022) on the AkelPad forums: http://akelpad.sourceforge.net/forum/vi ... 5947#35947

Scanned with Virustotal and came up clean.
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Re: AkelPad (ultra lightweight text editor)

#21 Post by Midas » Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:10 am

From the same source, an explanation for the lack of official updates after 2016: :shock:
DV wrote:
As Instructor wrote (I asked him the same question), it's not the time to release a new version yet.

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Re: AkelPad (ultra lightweight text editor)

#22 Post by freakazoid » Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:08 am

Midas wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 5:10 am
From the same source, an explanation for the lack of official updates after 2016: :shock:
Yeah, I read that. I have a feeling the developer is disenchanted with releasing updates to the public. However, at least there are still updates posted onto the Sourceforge SVN.
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Re: AkelPad (ultra lightweight text editor)

#23 Post by Midas » Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:55 am

After playing around with this unofficial build from SafeType (kudos!), although it takes some fidgeting with its options and settings, I must confess AkelPad still is one of the best lightweight text editors out there -- and now supporting 64-bit and all, something it didn't do when I last used it regularly... :thumbsup:

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