[CentOS] Re: Latest version of kate editor

Tue Feb 2 18:19:14 UTC 2016
Yamaban <foerster at lisas.de>

On Tue, 2 Feb 2016 18:02, H wrote:
> On 02/02/2016 03:50 PM, Lamar Owen wrote:
>>  On 02/02/2016 09:28 AM, Jonathan Billings wrote:
>> >  CentOS is not a bleeding-edge distribution that constantly keeps
>> >  packages up to date with the upstream projects.  If you want that, try
>> >  another distribution like Fedora.
>>  <rant>
>>  GNOME can get a rebase to a newer version, but KDE can't..... this from a
>>  former KDE user who would love to go back to KDE but refuses to deal with
>>  the issues older versions have.
>>  This is, of course, an upstream issue and not a CentOS one, and I know
>>  that.... so I now use GNOME, even though it would be nice to see parity in
>>  the allowing of a rebase of KDE like the one for GNOME.
>>  </rant>
>> >  There is a 3rd-party repository that might have an upgraded KDE:
>> > http: //www.trinitydesktop.org/about.php
>> > 
>>  Trinity Desktop (TDE), is a fork of KDE 3.x, and not updated from that.  So
>>  in ways it is older, yet newer.
> What do people use as a programming editor on CentOS 6? My first impression of 
> kate was favorable, not only did it support the usual programming and 
> scripting languages but also markdown which I have recently discovered...

Well, KDE has its own trouble, even upstream, and for RedHat / Fedora 
packagers KDE seems a clear second or third choice to work on.

The Gnome upgrade from Centos 7.1 to 7.2 was "urgs" and has driven me to
switch to XFCE even @work, where I had to ask the sys-admins for
allowance beforehand.

vim / gvim / jedit

Vim and its graphical frontend gvim are in use for nearly all my tasks as
text-editors. A special place in my heart has (g)vimdiff which is a great
help im my daily work (shell-scripts, php, css, html, js, and markdown
make most the volume)

The availability of a very powerfull text editor that can be worked with 
in a terminal the same whether local or remote (via ssh) gives a
concistency that other editors lack, or, in the case of emacs, are not my 
taste at all.

Jedit is java based, and for me in use where projects span bejond a single
Operating System (Linux, Solaris, Windows and MacOS mostly).

  - Yamaban