I was bemoaning the lack of a polished GUI text editor for Linux.
I was waxing lyrical about the elegantly finished open source GUI text editors on Windows, such as Notepad++ and Notepad2, and Smultron on the Mac.
So, I thought, how hard could it possibly be to choose an open source Linux text editor, learn the requisite programming language and dig in to help out? Bluefish is my text editor of choice on Linux. And I really appreciate the amount of work that has gone into it (a big thank you to Olivier Sessink et al). But I want more… (column select, easily editable syntax highlighting, customisable shortcut keys, joining lines, stripping blank lines, probably a plug-in architecture).
I’ll find out how hard it is and let you know ;)