I am using Ubuntu 7.10 on my PC. I want to use a simple java code editor rather than Netbeans or Eclipse. It's better if the editor provides some user friendly things like when type the left bracket, it will auto generate the right bracket and place the cursor in the middle of those. The key words are getting highlighted and small things you know... I have used such kind a editor on windows called "phpdesigner". Can somebody direct me to a free editor which runs on Ubuntu environment.
I use JEdit for scripts and simple projects. It's cross platform (yea, java) so you can have the same environment in both Windows and *nix. It has a pretty good plugin library so you can add features as you need them (code completion, XML schema checking, hex editor, compiler integration to name a few).
Nedit can also have syntax highlighting enabled. You'll have to do this manually once I think, then save the configuration. I don't really know since I don't program in Linux that much anymore, and if I do it's using VIM.
Originally posted by Campbell Ritchie: Yes, Kate would require KDE; Kate Konqueror and Kedit work on the K desktop and gedit works on Gnome.
Just to be picky, Kate requires KDE libraries and Gedit requires Gnome libraries. You can run Gedit in KDE and Kate in Gnome if the required libraries (not necessarily the complete desktop manager) are present. For another example, Gimp, the popular image manipulation tool, is written using the Gnome libraries (GTK, Glib, and so on) and runs just fine in KDE (Kubuntu, in my case).
Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Originally posted by Joe Ess: Kate requires KDE libraries and Gedit requires Gnome libraries.