NP++ on Linux?



  • Please notepadd++ developers, if this is a GNU project then this should be a tool available for linux users too



  • @milipili said:

    We’re working on it (but it will take some time however)

    Is this something we can expect in the near future, next couple of months? Or are we talking with-in a year?
    I would love to get this in Linux! I have dreamed of using Notepad++ in my Linux install for ever!

    Thanks,
    Luke**



  • Just another ono here who would like to concur with the suggetion porting NPP for Linux, I have been a long time Windows user but am looking into migrating fully towards Linux as it has become quite a mature OS for the greater audience, thumbs up!



  • I just wanted to add that I love NP++ and would love to see a Linux build as well. I was wondering if SDL could be used instead of Win32 API to provide cross-platform support?



  • one of the reasons i hesitate switching finally to linux is that there is no native (thus blazingly fast) Notepad++ available i use everyday.



  • I would love to see notepad++ on linux!



  • Go Notaped++ To linux!!!
    Please add Linux!!!
    I Love Notaped++
    Linux + Notaped++ The Best ???
    The Best!!!



  • Notepadqq should be a Linux-native equivalent of Notepad++.



  • Notepadqq don’t have the features like notepad++



  • It appears that the “upstream” developers have no interest in developing NP++ on Linux… so I am gonna do it.

    I have a Launchpad PPA (so it’s gonna be only for Ubuntu now)… and I’m working on it as I write this.

    Install instructions soon. Maybe in a day or two.



  • @Kevin-Havens said:

    It appears that the “upstream” developers have no interest in developing NP++ on Linux… so I am gonna do it.

    I have a Launchpad PPA (so it’s gonna be only for Ubuntu now)… and I’m working on it as I write this.

    Install instructions soon. Maybe in a day or two.

    Have you seen this commit?





  • @Makrand-Sanap said:

    Anyone tried this?

    http://notepadqq.altervista.org/wp/

    I tried this one, but it is not as functional as notepad++, for sure it is not a full port (I do not even understand why they use the same name… )



  • @dail said:

    @Kevin-Havens said:

    It appears that the “upstream” developers have no interest in developing NP++ on Linux… so I am gonna do it.

    I have a Launchpad PPA (so it’s gonna be only for Ubuntu now)… and I’m working on it as I write this.

    Install instructions soon. Maybe in a day or two.

    Have you seen this commit?

    Technically all this commit does is allow compiling with mingw/gcc on Windows or via cross compiling. You still need to rewrite the entirety of the powereditor to use Gtk+ and toggle the WINAPI and windows rendering stuff under windows only! I think starting by making it work with Gtk+ under windows first slowly disabling the windows functions etc then migrate to linux later.

    One can actually download a newer version of scintilla from the scintilla page and compile it for linux with gtk+ or possibly even Qt. I tested gtk+ which compiles fine. But that still leaves us at no ported ide (“PowerEditor” aka N++)



  • I would also like to see NP++ on Linux.
    I would happily contribute to this.



  • Has there been any more development on NP++ for Linux?



  • I don’t know if someone is working on it but … as much as I would like a native editor for Linux as good as NP++ I don’t really expect a port of NP++. Because:

    1. NP++ works very well on wine.
    2. Trying to port NP++ to GTK or QT will likely end up splitting the project since too many users like the Win32 version.
    3. Much of NP++ appeal is due to plugins and their developers are even less likely to port them to another GUI system.


    So I don’t expect NP++ to be ported to Linux, I just hope that someone will make a better clone than notepadqq with a framework for C/C++ plugins.



  • There is an open source clone of Notepad++ that is called Notepadqq. I wrote a guide on how to install it here if you are interested.



  • @Michael-Arida
    Following what I wrote here.
    I had high hopes for Notepadqq when I first encountered it.
    But as a C developer who wrote plugins for Notepad++, I am disappointed with the technical decisions its author took.
    It could be great if Plugin developers would have easy path to maintain plugins for both platforms from a single source base. Now Notepadqq made it impossible. Notepadqq needs to grow its own community without being able to take advantage of the existing Notepad++ community. Maybe it will succeed, Linux certainly needs a good editor. But for now Notepad++ on wine is just a better alternative.



  • @gstavi

    What if one tries to migrate it using wxWidgets?
    On windows it would/could still look like it is but
    would give the advantage to make it run under unixOS and macOS.
    It would be a lot of work and to be honest I guess it must be a hard cut
    to decide starting migrating and not to update current version anymore.
    And I do see, that maintaining multiple operating systems and relying
    on a framework might not be a first class choice but … it could be worth,
    Well, whoever defines what worth means in this context.

    I’m currently playing with this framework and so far it is looking promising

    Cheers
    Claudia


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