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Going back to my previous editor

 
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Azev



Joined: 13 Sep 2014
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:14 pm    Post subject: Going back to my previous editor Reply with quote

Hi, I've tried Akelpad for two months now. Even though I liked it very much I'm switching back to Notepad++

Here is Why:

Thrustworthiness
This is the second time I was editing some code and the computer crashed (unrelated to Akelpad). After coming back from reboot all my code was gone. Akelpad filled the code I was writting with 0x00 (null characters). (And no, I don't use the save backup plugin because it doesn't justify Akelpad corruption of files and the plugin is low configurable). So I should be careful with my backup because Akelpad can't handle system crashes and will corrupt my files?

3rd party plugins reliance
Akelpad is too dependent on 3rd party plugins/scripts to become a good editor. The core project should be more extensive in its basic features and less dependent on plugins.

See the example of Foobar2000, what a disaster it become: a very nice program that become too reliant to plugins for features that should be core in the main project. Today, mostly FB2K's plugins developers abandoned their project and their plugins become incompatible with FB2K.

Plugins philosophy works for Firefox, why? Because firefox have its main features in the core project. What a disaster would be if Firefox would rely on 3rd party plugins to trivial features.


I really hope Akelpad can overcome these problems.
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Drugmix



Joined: 08 Apr 2013
Posts: 444

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. There is autoSaveSession.js
2. This is against the whole idea realized in AkelPad project. I hope this won't ever change. The kernel should remain as simple as possible. We already got used to that all the functionality should be added via extensions (plugins, scripts for script plugin, hotkeys for hotkey plugin).

3. If Foobar didn't have plugin system - all the functionality you see realized as plugins - would just be absent in the foobar. If you are okay with that - you may as well just turn all plugins off and get the same result.
4. Firefox is not usable without extensions. The only and only reason Firefox is alive - it's because it's extensible. Firefox without extensions would never have browser market share more than 2%.

Seems like you don't understand the whole idea of extensibility if you dislike it. The idea of non-extensible programs works only in case they are proprietary or so small, that they can be maintained by the initial developer (or rarely a small group of them).
Otherwise the current maintainers become irreplaceable, which means the project will instantly die, when current maintainers stop it's development.
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Skif_off



Joined: 20 Oct 2013
Posts: 366

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Notepad++ has more than 200 plugins and:

- Support JS http://www.fesevur.com/nppjavascript
- again JS http://code.google.com/p/jn-npp-plugin/wiki/Downloads
- NppScripts plugin allows automating Notepad++ with scripts written in C# http://nppscripts.codeplex.com
- again C# scripts http://nppsharp.codeplex.com
- PHP Automation http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpfornppplugin/files
- Python http://mpcabd.igeex.biz/notepad-plugin-to-run-python-scripts
- again Python http://npppythonscript.sourceforge.net/download.shtml

AkelPad uses only WSH Smile
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Azev



Joined: 13 Sep 2014
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't want my codes to be spoiled again by akelpad in case of system crashes. I'll only reconsider using Akelpad if I found in the next versions changelog something like:

*** Fixed *** Akelpad write zero characters to editing files in case of system crash.
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Lenchik



Joined: 10 Jan 2011
Posts: 273

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or
***Magic*** Akelpad begin restoring files from harddisk failure
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Azev



Joined: 13 Sep 2014
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, right. Blame it on the HDD.

The same episode happened with other editors and they don't messed the files.
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