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Lothlómendil
April 21st, 2007, 03:57 AM
I've been needing something for Ubuntu other than Bluefish. It's alright, but if there's something better I'd like to try it out. I was curious about what you guys recommend.

I need something that supports PHP, (X)HTML, CSS, and javascript at the very least. I'd also like something that has a nice document tree similar to Bluefish and Dreamweaver. It'd be great if I could even define "site" folders like you can in DW. I don't know if I need to say this, but good syntax highlighting is also a must.

Thoughts?

PWill
April 21st, 2007, 05:47 AM
Screem, maybe?

jimbo2150
April 21st, 2007, 04:29 PM
I really like Bluefish. With a bit of work, it would surely become my favorite IDE. On Linux there are a lot. Screen is one, but I have had it crash quite a bit. Quanta is pretty good as well. I usually use a combination along with GNOME-Edit.

There is also Eclipse, but has a steeper learning curve since it was pretty much designed for Java development.

lyceum
April 24th, 2007, 11:39 AM
I use a combination of Bluefish and Aptana (http://aptana.com/). If you like Dreamweaver, you should like Aptana. The only bad thing about it would be that it only supports HTML CSS and JavaScript. That is why I use both though. It has instructions on how to load it onto Ubuntu.

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Just found out there is an add on for PHP in Aptana

meatballhat
April 28th, 2007, 03:55 PM
FWIW, I've gone through all of the options mentioned here, and I'm personally happiest with good syntax highlighting, comment/uncomment, and plugins that aren't super-bloated. Eclipse (Aptana, too) seemed nice for a while, and I find myself in it every now and then. All that said, I keep ending up using Gedit (http://www.gnome.org/projects/gedit/) with Nautilus and Gnome-Terminal :)

I've used this approach for everything including flat HTML sites, Wordpress, MediaWiki, and even Zope3. Personal preference is funny like that :(

jpeddicord
April 28th, 2007, 09:23 PM
FWIW, I've gone through all of the options mentioned here, and I'm personally happiest with good syntax highlighting, comment/uncomment, and plugins that aren't super-bloated. Eclipse (Aptana, too) seemed nice for a while, and I find myself in it every now and then. All that said, I keep ending up using Gedit (http://www.gnome.org/projects/gedit/) with Nautilus and Gnome-Terminal :)

I've used this approach for everything including flat HTML sites, Wordpress, MediaWiki, and even Zope3. Personal preference is funny like that :(
Same here. Since I edit directly on the server, usually I use Vim or a combination of Gedit + G-VFS to edit the files over SSH.