Open-source text editor written in Qt

2018-10-19 14:31:02

Is there a good text editor that is written in Qt? For example, for Gtk there is gEdit, Geany, and probably others. But I don't know any such editor written in Qt.

Please note, though, that I'm not asking about demo programs that took 2 days to write, that's not an equivalent to Notepad++ or gEdit.

Also, no KDE apps, I know KDE is based on Qt, but I'm interested in pure Qt applications. Otherwise Kate would be a candidate, it's a solid text-editor.

I want to be able to tweak the source code, so the source must be available.

what difference does it make? it's just a text editor, most of them are few MB big, I don't expect QT apps to be more lightweight than the apps out there, that being said, and since most Linux distro have GTK in them, I don't understand why a QT notepad would even matter.

I understand some users not wanting to install KDE apps on gnome desktop because it will install many dependencies. But wanting QT apps just because they are QT apps, I don

  • what difference does it make? it's just a text editor, most of them are few MB big, I don't expect QT apps to be more lightweight than the apps out there, that being said, and since most Linux distro have GTK in them, I don't understand why a QT notepad would even matter.

    I understand some users not wanting to install KDE apps on gnome desktop because it will install many dependencies. But wanting QT apps just because they are QT apps, I don't understand that, certainly not to something as simple as notepad.

    Having said that, take a look at TEA editor, they say that they offer two versions, a GTK version and a QT version, I quote

    TEA is a text editor that provides a wide range of text-processing

    functions (over 100) and the syntax highlighting. There are two

    branches of TEA: Qt-based and GTK-based.

    That's all I know about it, you can find more on the about page. I never tried it and not interested in doing so. However the project seems inactive, their last release was i

    2018-10-19 14:54:55
  • TEA is what you are looking for. It is a pure Qt, non-KDE text editor that runs on Linux and Windows.

    I do not think that TEA is still in development, but compiled code should still run on newer systems and the code should still compile against newer software versions.

    2018-10-19 15:34:30
  • I can not resist suggesting qvim, which is full-fledged gvim ported to Qt.

    It is, of course, not a demo program that took two days to write; and it is accompanied by a pool of addons accumulated over twenty years... it goes far beyond Notepad++ or gEdit.

    2018-10-19 16:08:35
  • Kwrite and Kate are my favorites.

    TEA has a rather bad interface, Featherpad an odd behaviour when pasting a file path: opens the file in the text editor (maybe that can be changed, but I haven't used it anymore.)

    2018-10-19 16:10:44