[Interest] Tooltips and Anchors with QSyntaxHighlighter

Bob Hood bhood2 at comcast.net
Fri Jan 24 16:38:39 CET 2020

Just to add to the list: 

I have integrated 2.11.3 into a (WIP) Qt Widgets project, linked as a shared 
library, and it was extremely easy.

On 1/22/2020 5:47 AM, roland at logikalsolutions.com wrote:
> Quoting Jonathan Purol:
>> I should note this is my first time posting to a mailing list, so
>> apologies if I'm messing up something.
> Welcome
>> We're currently trying to write an editable text editor which has two
>> modes, edit and view. In edit mode you can make changes using a specific
>> syntax, and in view mode that is rendered with your usual text-editor
>> things.
>> The following features ought to be supported:
> I don't have a specific answer for you but I want to point you to existing 
> projects before you burn a lot of time re-inventing the wheel yet again.
> KATE - The K Advanced Text Editor
> https://kate-editor.org/get-it/
> At one time it was written with Qt, probably still is since there is now a 
> Windows version.
> KDevelop is somewhat based on KATE lately.
> https://www.kdevelop.org/
> While I, as a professional author and writer, find it completely useless, 
> Calligra Words is written with Qt.
> https://www.calligra.org/words/
> What you really need to do is find the KWord (now abandoned for that ghastly 
> Calligra thing). It was OpenSource and a highly usable word processor 
> supposedly written with Qt having most of the features you want. Might start 
> with this.
> https://github.com/KDE/koffice
> A very scaled down Qt based word processor, KWrite
> https://kde.org/applications/utilities/org.kde.kwrite
> Other than having Qt in the name I don't think this has any place in the 
> discussion. I just wanted to be reminded of it tomorrow when I have time to 
> look at it (I get this list in digest form)
> https://www.ssuiteoffice.com/software/qtwriterexpress.htm
> Wow! I had forgotten about Oasis
> https://discuss.haiku-os.org/t/little-and-incomplete-word-processor-with-odt-support/3985 
> You also might want to tip Mr. Gott and use FocusWriter. I use FocusWriter 
> for stand alone things not requiring formatting. (It has some formatting, 
> but is really there to get the words down in distraction free mode. Very 
> handy when kick starting what will become a new book.) Mr. Gott actively 
> develops the package.
> https://gottcode.org/focuswriter/
> My point is, unless you or your project is suffering from a horrible case of 
> NIH (Not Invented Here) there are plenty of OpenSource Qt based text editors 
> and word processors out there. Most/many of them are abandoned projects ripe 
> for forking. some aren't abandoned but should be. Juffed comes to mind here.
> http://juffed.com/en/?i=1
> Don't install it on a Ubuntu based distro. Always seems to need to install 
> some incompatible Qt stuff which breaks other things on your system.
> Take a look at TEA. A very actively developed Qt based thing originally 
> started by a journalist in Russia who couldn't find a word processor that 
> worked like his mind or so the fable goes. It even supports the obsolete 
> platforms of Windows and OS/2!
> http://tea-editor.sourceforge.net/
> http://semiletov.org/tea/

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