Monday, March 19, 2018

Re: retiring leafpad - thoughts?

I'm using leafpad for simple text file editing. I have just installed
Mousepad 0.4.0 to try it out on Fedora 27.

It seems to be lightweight, which is nice. But when I try to open a
file, the "Engoding" dropdown menu is not usable. Clicking on it yields
nothing. I often need to open legacy encoding files as well safe as
legacy encoding (thank you windows for sticking to non-utf).

Another minor issue I see with mousepad is its uglier icon but I can
live with it as long as the other functionality is fine.

Perhaps leafpad has not been updated because it does what it needs to
do? I see a somehow newer fork for it at (still very old with very
little modifications):

Mukundan Ragavan wrote on 03/17/18 17:15:
> Hello folks,
> I think it is time we retire leafpad from Fedora. Leafpad has not had a
> new release for ten years now [1]. I have already replaced leafpad with
> mousepad in the Xfce spin of Fedora [2]. Now that leafpad does not build
> on rawhide anyway (it's probably a easy fix; still ... ), I figured now
> might be a good time to talk about this.
> Anyone still want to keep leafpad around?
> Mukundan.
> [1]
> [2]
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