Notepad++ on Linux?
I guess it is the right time to make notepad++ available to linux users… Wine is the alternative solution but that’s not the solution right?
thank you for the offer - my background is something similar, being more a tool developer (mainly python) than a GUI application programmer. I do have gathered some knowledge while using wxPython and to be honest, I assume I will create the complete UI
in python first (because I already did 85%) and if I know what needs to be done I try to transfer it to c++ (let’s see how this works :-)
And if I should build something which works, I would, of course, ask if you might give it a try.
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thanks for your efforts
Wine works so well now that I think it could form the basis for a complete solution. The editor could be started from a bash script - thus avoiding the need to type the wine command.
This would leave the problem that the wine file-open box is rather ugly, and doesn’t relate directly to the native Linux file system. I have wondered if the wine developers could be persuaded to add a few native functions such as a file-open/save box that would help to make programs running under wine look native to Linux.
on my two ubuntu based systems wine even created the shortcuts (launchers) on the desktop when installing npp which is nice.
The one thing I really miss is the execution functionality, meaning I want to run
gcc or python on linux directly like using Run or nppexec but without building a
server/client like framework, where a python script plugin script takes the code,
create a temporary file and forwards to a running linux python server instance
which than executes the needed calls and reports back …, I haven’t found a suitable solution yet.
And it looks like wine can’t satisfy this wish, that’s why I’m looking for the native build.
But if you know a way how to achieve this, meaning writing code in npp
and building/compiling/executing on linux from within npp - I would appreciate any hints.
And another related question, some windows application (ex. foobar2000) are available as a snap app. Is there any project to do the same with npp?
sorry, not that I’m aware.
@Claudia-Frank , I think it would be a good suggestion to npp developers pay some attention. I’ve tried npp in wine environment with success. I believe snap use some wine environment to allow runs some windows programs, so maybe would be easy to runs npp in such environments.
@pnedev, sure. I’m also think is the best option. But would be nice the column mode of npp in nqq
I personally prefer N++ under Wine.
It’s exactly what I believe snap implements with windows app, but with the advantage with no need to install wine via apt-get.
If you have a Linux with snap installed and wine not installed, try to run this:
# sudo snap install foobar2000
and then run foobar2000:
Snap install previously wine in a local user (and safer) environment.
I didn’t know that, thanks.
Will try it some time when I upgrade my Linux.
Good news!! npp is now availble on ubuntu snap store:
sudo snap install notepad-plus-plus