ANN:NewEdit 3.2 Released

limodou limodou at
Tue Jan 17 15:26:46 CET 2006

What's it?

It's an Editor based on wxPython. NewEdit uses Mixin and Plugin
technique as its architecture. Most of its classes can be extended via
mixin and plugin components, and finally become an integrity class at
creating the instance. So NewEdit is very dynamic. You can write the
new features in new files, and hardly need to modify the existing
code. And if you want to extend the existing classes, you could write
mixins and plugins, and this will be bound to the target class that I
call "Slot Class". This technique will make the changes centralized
and easily managed.

What are its features?

   *  Cross platform
         o  based on wxPython, so it can run anywhere that wxPython
works, such as: Windows, Linux.
         o   Unicode support.
   *  Most features of wxStyledTextCtrl(Scintilla)
         o   Syntax highlighting, support Python, c/c++, html, plain
text, perl, ruby, css, javascript
         o   Folding
         o   Brace Matching
         o   ...
   *  Extended selection
         o   Extended word selection -- You can press
Ctrl+?MouseDoubleClick to select a word including '.'
         o   Matched selection -- Select text in quoted chars like:
(), [], {}, '', "".
   *  Other editing extension
         o   Duplicating text -- Just like Vim Ctrl+V, Ctrl+P, and
more. You can duplicate above or below char, word, line
         o   Quoting text -- Add some quoted chars before and after
selected text, just as: "", '', (), [], {}, and
         o   Text convertion and view -- python -> html, reStructured
Text -> html, textile -> html, and you can output or view
         o   Utf-8 encoding auto detect
         o   Changing document encoding
         o    Auto backup
         o    Last session support -- It'll save all the filenames as
closed, and reopen the files as next started.
         o    Smart judge the indent char -- It'll auto guess the
indent char, and sets it.
         o    Finding in files
         o    Bookmark support
   *  Python support
         o    built-in python interactive window based on ?PyShell,
support Unicode
         o    Auto completion
         o   Function syntax calltips
         o   Run, run with argument, stop python source
         o   Auto change current path
         o   Python class browser
   *  Code snippets
         o  You can manage your code snippets with categories, and
each category can have many items. Every item will represent a code
snippet. You can insert an item just by double-clicking on it. It even
supports importing and exporting.
   *  Simple project support
         o  Can create a special file _project, so every file and
folder under the folder which has the _project can be considered as a
whole project.
   *  Extension mechanism
         o  Script -- You can write easy script to manipulate the all
resource of NewEdit, just like: text conversion, etc.
         o  Plugin -- Customized function. More complex but more
powerful. Can easily merge with NewEdit, and can be managed via menu.
         o  Shell command -- Add often used shell commands, and execute them.
   *  Ftp support
         o  You can edit remote files through ftp. You can add,
rename, delete, upload, download file/directory.
   *  Multilanguage support
         o  Currently supports two languages: English and Chinese,
which can be auto-detected.
   *  Shipped plugins(must be configed as used them before)
         o  Document links -- Python documentation and wxPython documentation.
         o  Many plugins can be found at NewEdit wiki page.
   *  Shipped scripts
         o  Many scripts can be found at NewEdit wiki page.
   *  Wizard (New)
         o You can make your own wizard template. The wizard can
input user data, combine with template, and output the result. And
wizard also support code framework created. This feature will help you
improving coding efficiency.
   *  Direcotry Browser(New)
         o   Browse multiple directories, and you can really add,
delete, rename directories and files. Double click will open the file
in Editor window.
   *  AutoComPlete(acp)(New)
         o   Suport user autocomplete file, it can help to input code
very helpful and functional. Just like EditPlus, but may be more

Where to download it?

download lastest version 3.2:
also have windows installer:

If you have any problem as using NewEdit, welcome to join the NewEdit
maillist to discuss.

Hope fun!

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