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[wlug] GNOME's Text Editor gedit 'No Longer Maintained', Needs New Developers

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Peter Reutemann fracpete@w...
Mon Aug 7 09:32:14 NZST 2017

'AmiMoJo brings news about gedit, the default text editor for GNOME:

In a post to the gedit mailing list, Sébastien Wilmet states that
gedit is no longer maintained and asks "any developer interested to
take over the maintenance of gedit?" Just in case you were considering
it, he warns "BTW while the gedit core is written in C (with a bit of
Objective-C for Mac OS X support), some plugins are written in Vala or
Python. If you take over gedit maintenance, you'll need to deal with
four programming languages (without counting the build system). The
Python code is not compiled, so when doing refactorings in gedit core,
good luck to port all the plugins (the Python code is also less
"greppable" than C). At least with Vala there is a compiler, even if I
would not recommend Vala."

Sébastien's comments were surrounded by a <rant-on-languages> tag, but
they're still crying out for some serious discussion. Any Slashdot
readers want to share their own insights on Python, some fond thoughts
on gedit, or suggestions for maintaining a great piece of open source

-- source:

Cheers, Peter
Peter Reutemann
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
+64 (7) 858-5174

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