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Norm Radder
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Can you recommend a skinny Java IDE for Java?
I installed netbeans but its way to big and structured.
All I need is an editor that knows and highlights Java syntax and that has commmandline access that I can prime to compile and execute programs.

thanks,
David O'Meara
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I use jEdit for small operations. It has syntax highlighting and a bunch of plugins, but I'm not sure about compilation
Jesper de Jong
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Geany is a very nice light-weight IDE. It's in the Ubuntu repositories, so you can install it via Synaptic or from the command line:

But gedit, the default text editor on Ubuntu, might also be enough - it does syntax highlighting for a lot of different file types, including Java source files.


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Norm Radder
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Thanks.
I got geany with a dependency problem, but it seems to work. It wants libcairo2 at a new version.

I wish geany had some commandline/tools that I could load for various types of testing to allow me to stay in one environment and not have to slip in and out of the editor/compiler to be able to test. I guess I could keep a file of commandlines and just copy and paste them into the execute command field as I move thru the various stages of testing and from one program to another.

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