New Release of Notepad2 - Updated (again) with Ruby Support
I'm a big fan of Notepad2. I have used a ton of text editors, but I keep coming back to Notepad2. Partially because it's one better than Notepad, but mostly just because it feels very natural. Notepad++ is nice, but still, I'm drawn to Notepad2.
After nearly three years of silence, Florian Balmer of Flo's Freeware has updated Notepad2! You can get the latest version here directly from Flo, as well as the C++ source.
There's some cool changes in this version, including the removal of settings from the Registry. They're stored in a .ini file now, which makes Notepad2 more appropriate as a Portable App.
Here's a few of the changes that I'm enjoying (full list of changes here):
- "Insert HTML/XML Tag" helper tool (Alt+X)
- Rectangular selection (Alt+Mouse)
- BSD License for Notepad2 and source code (see License.txt)
- Multiline find and replace
- Find and replace dialogs are now modeless
- File change notification (optional)
- "Duplicate Selection" command (Alt+D)
And dozens and dozens more small improvements. Let's all congratulate Flo on his triumphant return!
Unfortunately, Ruby as a syntax highlighting scheme still isn't included in this distribution, and while I want the new Notepad2, I can't give up the Ruby support added before by Wesner. So, I took the source of the New Notepad2 used Beyond Compare and Rubyified it, again. If you want to build it yourself, you have to get the source for Scintilla first, then modify it to change some Lexer linking stuff (see the Notepad2 readme.txt).