202131 Jul

Building nedit-ng for Ubuntu 18.04 « Tips & Tricks Blog

Summary

NEdit 5.7 that came with Ubuntu 18.04 and the binary that was perfectly stable under 16.04 (under ESXi) were both getting into state when the keyboard input wasn’t working (but Ctrl+ and functional keys still did). I actually used a small script to use symlinks for switching between the original nedit and the ng one. With ng it was impossible to display as many readable lines of code in the window as it was possible with the old nedit. The ng did not bring the focus to the new window, also no output showed up till the command finished executing. I don’t know what’s the magic, but since I started using nedit many years ago no other editor was compelling enough to replace it for me.

Source: Okob

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