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Bug 161290 - Suggest replace gEdit with Leafpad
Summary: Suggest replace gEdit with Leafpad
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gedit
Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-22 02:43 UTC by Jones Lee
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-06-22 03:38:24 UTC

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Description Jones Lee 2005-06-22 02:43:37 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Maxthon; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)

Description of problem:
Standing on the user's view, I reckon we shold replace gEdit with Leafpad due to some reasons:
 + gEdit is not a simple text editor anymore, we should depracate them from the main stream. We know that gEdit is growing to be a very good programming text editor, even better than Anjuta. We should free gEdit from its curse as "simple text editor". My suggestion is to include gEdit as extra or in programming section.
 + Leafpad is 2x faster, smaller in size, efficient, simple like Windows's Notepad. It doesn't require many GNOME dependencies. People use Notepad on Windows always keep in mind that they're doing some simple draft text, for a full document editing, they will use MS Office or OOo.

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Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-06-22 03:38:24 UTC
Hi Jones,

GEdit is very fast, simple, and has active upstream developers.  It's all around
very good.  It's also the default text editor for upstream gnome.  I don't see
the point of changing it.  

If upstream changes their default, Fedora Core will probably change too, of course.

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