CopperSpice port of Scintilla now available

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seasoned_geek
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CopperSpice port of Scintilla now available

Post by seasoned_geek »

All,

After a lot of life got in the way, CsScintilla is now an actual SourceForge project. Those looking to create your own text editors and IDEs now have a CopperSpice compatible editing library with major capabilities.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/csscintilla/

It uses Mercurial because Scintilla used Mercurial and I want to be able to pull updates like the KDE-Wayland patch that just got rolled in.

The only change to the Scintilla license is one additional restriction. You cannot use it to create an editor/IDE that uses plug-ins/add-ons. Without exception those all end up as train wrecks. Just look at Emacs and Atom. Hundreds of add-ons that do almost the same thing and conflict with each other. Thousands of broken add-ons in the official repositories many of which will completely trash the editor if an installation attempt is made.

Right now it is only built for Linux. I haven't the time currently to build for Windows and I won't build for Mac simply because I'm never going to own an Apple product. If someone wants to create a pull request for a Mac or Windows or other OS build, that's fine.
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Re: CopperSpice port of Scintilla now available

Post by seasoned_geek »

For those interested, RedDiamond 3.0.0 has Debian and RPMs

https://sourceforge.net/projects/reddiamond/files/3.0.0/

This is CopperSpice and CsScintilla editor with EDT keypad navigation.
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Re: CopperSpice port of Scintilla now available

Post by seasoned_geek »

For those who want to see/user a CopperSpice port of Scintilla, you can pull down version 3.2.0 of RedDiamond.

RPM, Debian, and AppImage are available here

https://sourceforge.net/projects/reddiamond/files/
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