Scratchpad 0.2

This is actually a very old tarball, I never quite finished it to the point that I was happy with a new release. But since the old version is not available anymore and the next version with the project interface is quite a while off, I decided to release this now.

http://www.chorse.org/stuff/scratchpad/scratchpad-0.2.tar.gz

Scratchpad

Revision Browser

Scratchpad is a spatial text editor using Gtk#. It features a revision browser and real autosaving. In true spatial philosophy, it is not possible to create a new document from inside a scratchpad window, instead you will have to create a new document using your file manager and then open it. Other useful features in this release are a type-ahead search bar (which is quite common these days), intelligent wordwrap defaults and some advanced keyboard shortcuts, including ctrl+enter to create a new line and ctrl+C, ctrl+V and ctrl+X will act on the current line when no text is selected. That makes shuffling of lines very comfortable without having to learn any new key bindings. I intend to add a lot more features to make Scratchpad as convenient and efficient as possible for developers.

Notes for this release: You will need Gtk# and all that stuff, also the Mono bindings for dbus and gtk-sourceview. gconf apparently has to be killed once after installation…

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5 responses to “Scratchpad 0.2

  1. Ritesh Khadgaray

    used a earlier version long ago, and fell in love with it.
    falling in love all over again.

  2. it is not possible to create a new document from inside a scratchpad window, instead you will have to create a new document using your file manager and then open it.

    Why would anyone write new software that’s counterproductive?

    Don’t programmers learn from mistakes of the past?

  3. Because in my experience, the advantages of a spatial interface are far greater than the cost of taking two more seconds to create a new document. For larger projects, the upcoming project interface will make adding documents to your project even more convenient. The document interface is ideal for the very common case when you just want to view or edit a single document.

    Learning from the past is exactly what Scratchpad is all about. I’m not the only one who believes that file selector dialogs are essentially obsolete (see http://web.archive.org/web/20041111085426/mpt.phrasewise.com/stories/storyReader$374 bullet point 3 for example).

  4. Just i finish a idle gtk interface. Your program seam to be nice. Maybe you use idle mode …
    I not able to download it . What happen ?

  5. … maybe you want to use the idle mode for your program … ( sorry my eng. lang. )

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