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Max Habibi
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How many people here using TextPad for development? I'm asking for two reasons.
1. I'd like to know
2. I'm developing a free TextPad toolset that offers some nice functionality( like automatic comment generation), and I'd like some volunteers to take it for a test drive.
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We use TextPad extensively in the development process, but we only utilize it for its great editing features. For project source management, compiling, building, and deployment, TextPad is too weak and not well suited for the purpose, compared to the other great free tools, such as Eclipse and JBuilder Personal Edition.
However, for small non-enterprize level projects, I can see how TextPad can be useful.
 
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i will give it a test drive - however I have not used textpad. I use
JCreator free edition
 
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Originally posted by Eugene Kononov:
We use TextPad extensively in the development process, but we only utilize it for its great editing features. For project source management, compiling, building, and deployment, TextPad is too weak and not well suited for the purpose, compared to the other great free tools, such as Eclipse and JBuilder Personal Edition.
However, for small non-enterprize level projects, I can see how TextPad can be useful.

HI Eugene, long time no see
I have all of my developers using WSAD 5.0 for enterprise development, but I still find that I prefer TextPad for my own development, because it's just so damn fast. I know the API's fairly well, and the things I needed from an IDE, I was able to write. To wit, this package does automatic comment generation, so

becomes


It also allows you to open javadocs for any object with a single keystroke, open the source for any Class with a singe keystroke, generate getters and setters automatically, so

becomes

uses class templates for similar effects, etc. It's still pre-alpha, but I'm having fun with it. And it's fairly smart, so if you click on a variable, it opens the class for that variable. If you click on a method, it opens the class associated with that variable, and finds that method in the class, etc. All in all, I do most of my development with it.
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TextPad is part of our daily developer's life...
 
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Good to hear
I'll post a link tonight, because the current version is little bit better then what's out there on the web.
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I use TextPad all the time for viewing and editing most text files, and for .java files as long as I just need one or two classes. The moment I find myself declaring a package though, I switch to eclipse.
Max's utils are definitely worth checking out, for those who haven't.
[ September 15, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
 
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Thanks for the nice Jim, though I should say the stuff I have now is light years ahead of the prototype you were kind enough to test drive . A lot of that, btw, is due to your excellent suggestions.
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Max,
We use Textpad for editing Java files. I'd like to take this test drive...

cheers
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I love editplus
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
I use TextPad all the time for viewing and editing most text files, and for .java files as long as I just need one or two classes. The moment I find myself declaring a package though, I switch to eclipse.

Same here. I also use TexPad's search facility when I'm looking for something inside files.
 
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Thanks to everyone who's agreed to try this out: I'm looking forward to your feedback. You can find the jar @ www.influxs.com/unjarMe.jar
Suggestions.
  • create a c:\influxs directory, and download unjarMe.jar there.
  • run jar -xvf unjarMe.jar
  • run java -jar influxs.jar INSTALL
  • use the actual keymapping suggested by the install.html doc: they were chosen to be ergonomically efficient, and will help you eliminate potential sources for errors


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    I only use Textpad. I actually ahd created a web.xml tag list that is on Textpad's website. It was with help from ersin.
    I will test your tool out Max, looking forward to it.
    Mark
     
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    Running the second command to install I got the following exception.
    Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/CharSequence

    Oh, and very nice documentation in the install.html.
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    Do'h! I should have been more clear. It requires JDK 1.4.2
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    To be somewhat more clear: you need jdk 1.4.2 on your system, but you don't need to be using jdk 1.4+ for development.
    Also, the jar will be getting updated again tonight. To get the latest version, all you have to do unzip the unjarMe.jar file over the previous one and run the INSTALL command again. Any TextPad key setting you has set up will continue to work.
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    So C:\j2sdk1.4.1_02 won't work then.
    You are too bleeding edge for us.
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    Oh crap . I'll see about creating a down version for those who are too busy playing guitar to keep up with the modern world
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    Hi,
    This must be a really wonderful tool. But after installing it as per the instructions, I did not see any change in my TEXPAD preference option, as was indicated in the Install.html.
    My java dir is C:\j2sdk.4.0
    Thanks,
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    Hi Jmannu,
    I'm afraid you'll have to set up the TextPad preferences yourself, as exemplified in the install.html. My apologies if this wasn't clear.
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    Oops. Sorry. I did not read the lines carefully. Now I am getting it.
    Thanks,
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    Updated.
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    Originally posted by Max Habibi:
    Oh crap . I'll see about creating a down version for those who are too busy playing guitar to keep up with the modern world
    M

    Hey, my birthday party is only 3-4 months away, and I need all that practice to pull off these Rush tunes.
    Mark
     
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