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LiClipseText development

LiClipseText is open source and depends on your contributions! This may be in the form of bug fixes, answers on stackoverflow, new features... Another option is financially supporting it:


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LiClipseText was extracted from LiClipse to provide a lighteight, Open Source (EPL-based), Eclipse editor targeting multiple languages.

It was created by Fabio Zadrozny.


First, I'm a big supporter of Open Source software. Besides LiClipseText, PyDev is also another software which I maintain and extracting LiClipseText from LiClipse and providing it as Open Source is something which I wanted to do for quite some time already.

Sure, there's a risk that by making it Open Source users will stop supporting its development and just getting it "for free"... Personally, I hope this won't happen and expect that LiClipseText users that can will still upgrade to its commercial counterpart (LiClipse) to keep its development possible (or will support it through donations).

What's the difference between LiClipseText and LiClipse?

LiClipseText provides the support for multiple languages as an Eclipse editor.

LiClipse is its commercial counterpart, which provides enhancements such as:

  • Bundling of LiClipseText (along with PyDev, EGit, ColorTheme, AnyEdit and StartExplorer) as a standalone with native installers.
  • Enhancements to the theming (allowing theming of the IDE along with the editor and a nice dark theme).
  • Multiple cursors.
  • Linting for JavaScript, XML and HTML editors.
  • Code formatting for HTML, XML.
  • Vertical Indent Guides.
  • Improved text search capabilities (with Lucene index-based searching, support for external folders, open editors and additional filtering on results page).
  • HTML preview for the RST, Markdown and HTML editors.
  • Debugging of Django Templates in PyDev.
  • Launching of files opened with LiClipseText.

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