How to get NEdit for Windows?
It is as easy as installing a Windows application, although NEdit is not a native MS Windows program.
Download a zip file, unpack
it and run a setup program. That's all. However, make sure to read about the
purpose of this port.
If you are curious, how a Unix program can run on Windows, or if you want to know about the details, read more on the Details page (but you needn't if you only want to install the package quickly).
- An X server for Windows!
There is a freeware X server provided in the download area.
- Pentium III
- 13 MB disc space (with Xming solution)
- Windows9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP
Go to the download area (there are several mirrors) and make sure to read the instructions in the text files, too.
Using some scripts and batch files, NEdit integrates into Windows rather well considering that it isn't a native port. Indeed, here is an old screen shot showing NEdit running with Yap (from MiKTeX) on Windows XP making extensive use of my LaTeX Mode.
This is a new screen shot showing NEdit as external editor for
Sylpheed, both running on Windows XP,
Sylpheed directly and NEdit, at least in the opinion of some folks, not so directly. To get this working, I use this
batch file together
c:\nedit\run-nedit-mail "%s" as command line for the external
editor in Sylpheed.
Moreover, I use another batch file and make a
link to it which gets copied into
the Send To folder of MS Explorer. Then I can click with the right mouse button on
files in Explorer and send them to NEdit directly. (The
start-nc.sh script and
cmdow are provided in the packages in
the download area, too.)
Providing a customized Xming package and removed the obsolete MI/X server.
Update to NEdit 5.5+ with tabbed interface. Update to the Cygwin DLL version 1.5.5. The 1.3.* series isn't supported any more.
Update the port: hiding console window, using Windows clipboard
Upgrade of MI/X package Update the port: Fix of nc and new rangeset api.
Update of the port: call-tips, backlight, some fixes.