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Jun 16, 2006 08:31 # 43060

ginsterbusch *** posts about...

Good HTML- and PHP-Sourcode Editor?

Hi,

because my notebook is basically scrap now, I'm thinking to switch completely to Linux after I've bought yet another (second-hand but with 1 year of guarantee) notebook.

I've got Homesite 4.5.2, my favorite source code editor, which I'm using on a daily base, to run using WINE, but the interface looked kinda shitty thanks to the emulation, wrong font face, and I'm not sure if it'll run as stable as I'm used to.

So the search once again starts: Do you know of a good HTML- and PHP-source code editor?

Following I'm quoting somebody else who had the same problem like me, but didnt receive much useful answers:

This is what i'm looking for (just a subset):

- multiple syntax highlighting, in one document (I want HTML / CSS / JS / PHP syntax highlighting, all at once and not one at a time)
- precise and customisable syntax highlighting (not generic categories such as "HTML and 'others'")
- abilty to use custom document bookmarks (to jump quickly from one place to another in the document)
- Tag Insight and Tag Completion (select from a list of available tags provided by Tag Insight in response to your typing, then select the tag's attributes from a similar prompt. Get a closing tag automatically from Tag Completion when you type or select an opening tag)
- snippets
- custom code folding / collapsing options (not circumstantial, SciTe-style)

To be fair, I'm looking for a Homesite with brace-matching and a debugger.

I've found out about two applications - number one is Quanta Plus, but its homepage seems to be unreachable, so I have no chance in testing its current version thoroughly. But I've got an out-dated version with the Knoppix 3.5 DVD-version I'm using to run the spare notebook I've lend from a friend of mine.

Next one is Webmaker, which is mentioned in several answers and in a review of Linux Magazin, but I hadnt have the time (or sources) to test it yet.

Do you know of other alternatives - and what do you think about the programs above? Any good / bad experiences?

Thanks in advance,
cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

Jun 16, 2006 10:50 # 43062

yoshi314 * replies...

Re: Good HTML- and PHP-Sourcode Editor?

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- vim/emacs with appropriate plugins/syntax files - if you configure them correcly that will be the only tools you'll EVER need. i won't tell you which one is better. there is a war raging about that for years now :]

- eclipse with php/html plugins,
- bluefish for html,
- nvu,
- kdevelop can highlight php and html, and some more languages too, but i would rather recommend it for classic programming. (like C/ada/C++)
- gphpedit can edit php,html.

there are some commercial php IDE's too, but afaik you were concerned with free alternatives only?

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This post was edited by yoshi314 on Jun 16, 2006.

Jun 16, 2006 19:29 # 43070

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: Good HTML- and PHP-Sourcode Editor?

- vim/emacs with appropriate plugins/syntax files - if you configure them correcly that will be the only tools you'll EVER need. i won't tell you which one is better. there is a war raging about that for years now :]

stuff that. I hate vi(m).

What I need is a good replacement of Homesite, which is a GUI based editor, not some torturous joke.

(X)Emacs is nice (I'm even in favor of me (= mini emacs)), but it's missing all that nifty stuff I'm used to utilize in Homesite.

nvu

AFAIK that's a try to get yet another WYSIWYG editor, but based on the mozilla engine / components. I dislike WYSIWYG, but prefer WYNIWYG ;)

eclipse with php/html plugins

I've thought about that, too. But it's probably too resource-wasting - maybe it'll work out better if I'd use it within FluxBox instead of the also resource-wasting, overbloated KDE which Knoppix uses in base (live CDROM) set up.

bluefish for html

There's a Bluefish 0.12 version on this Knoppix 3.5 DVD, which looks nice but has still a long way to go to satisfy my needs.

I'm currently trying to use Quanta Plus 3.2, but it's crashing all the times after just a few minutes of work, and there's no way to get binaries someplace, let alone compile the sources as this bloody decompression tool takes forever to decompress 'em X-(

But still I'm going to give Bluefish a chance after I've burned some more ISOs of my favorite distro on CD. AFAIK there's a quite up-to-date package of it located inside the MyDSL repository. :)

If Quanta Plus wouldnt keep on crashing, it'll be the ideal editor. But for now I've ought to use something else. .. we'll see. As long as I finish that darn project I was working on a few days ago when my notebook had its burn-out, I'm happy :)

Gotta work,
cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!


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