Script Editor future (was Open Source Kickstarter Report Card)

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Tue Aug 25 17:42:21 EDT 2015

Kay C Lan said:

 > which IDE/Text Editor do you use on Linux,
 > which one on Win and which one on OS X.

For all three I use Geany.

Same IDE on all platforms. Same features on all platforms, same keyboard
shortcuts. I can jump from one machine/OS to another and simply keep working,
without having to think about what can or can't be done on each system.

It is fairly minimalistic, but it still has a lot more editing features that
programmers want than LiveCode. It also has a plugin system, that includes
macros. Open Source too.

Rightly or wrongly, it is the yardstick that I compare the LiveCode Script
Editor to.

Another alternative, for when I sometimes want a more modern, full featured
experience is the WebStorm IDE:

It is based on Java so it runs the same on all platforms, without being as
bloated as Eclipse. It is not Open Source, but still good if you don't mind it
using Java.

But usually I find myself using Geany more as I can easily run it from a USB
stick and it does most of what I expect.
Scott McDonald
"Components, Controls, Tools and Resources for LiveCode"

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