dstiles - 10:07 pm on Mar 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
I tried scribes last night and again now. It's a bit like Windows Notepad-2 but with more template options and fewer editing options.
I tried to load a template using the link on the templates panel but got an error from the web site. Went to the home page and found the download, though I haven't tried it yet. I'm watching the "demo" as I write but all it's done is write a python script using predefined "macros" inserts, which is not the way I work anyway.
There do not seem to be many options/preferences, just a Config icon and the 3-item drop-down beside it. Even the flash demo shows no drop-down menus.
There doesn't seem to be anything really useful that I would normally expect of even a simple text editor (Notepad-2 has over 50 options in menus; my version of TextPad, a very old one, has a couple of dozen plus popup config panels). As a text editor it's also missing regex, which I find useful.
I suppose it could be useful as a programming editor but I prefer tabbed tools - the task bar becomes very complicated otherwise. And off-the shelf it doesn't have an ASP template, which I need.
The one thing I was hoping for didn't happen. It did not warn me of a change in an updated file. To be fair, that may be due to the file being on a different (Windows) computer.
As with several ubuntu apps I had to load smb4k before I could see the networked machines. Ubuntu apps need to make that easier, especially for Windows migrants.
Sorry, graeme_p, don't mean to sound negative and I really appreciate the help. Probably I'm not seeing something obvious - that happens a lot with me. :)
Your observation re: tabs for kwrite has just excluded that as a programming editor for me. I will certainly look into Kate.
Thanks again for the help. :)