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Marave 0.1 released, please test!

The first "good" ver­sion of Mar­ave my re­lax­ing text ed­i­tor is out!

What is Mar­ave?

Mar­ave is an ed­i­tor that does­n't dis­tract you. It has a fullscreen in­ter­face, and most of the time, while you write, you will on­ly see your tex­t, and maybe a back­ground:

marave1

Of course it is al­so quite con­fig­urable:

marave2

Some of the fea­tures:

  • Cus­­tom back­­­grounds (im­ages or col­ors)

  • Font and font size are con­­fig­urable

  • Re­­size­able ed­i­­tor of con­­fig­urable opac­i­­ty

  • "Van­ish­ing" UI, when you tipe, it all goes away

  • Op­­tion­al me­­dia play­er (right now aimed at stream­ing au­­dio, maybe sound­s­capes some­­day)

  • Op­­tion­al au­­dio feed­back for the key­board (just in case you miss the old type­­writer)

  • Theme sup­­port

  • Mul­ti­lin­gual spellcheck­­ing (re­quires pyen­chan­t)

Mar­ave is im­ple­ment­ed us­ing PyQt, so it should work in all ma­jor plat­form­s, Win­dows, Lin­ux and Mac OS­X, as long as you have PyQt in­stalled.

In the fu­ture, easy to use bi­na­ries will be pro­vid­ed for Win­dows and Mac.

This ver­sion is not fea­ture com­plete. Specif­i­cal­ly:

  • Search+Re­­place is not done

  • There may be some cus­­tomiza­­­tions not im­­ple­­men­t­ed

Down­load Mar­ave 0.1

UP­DATE 0.2 is out, at http://­code.­google.­com/p/­mar­ave/­down­load­s/list

bdgraue / 2010-02-04 21:22:

thanks for your work. really love it. couldn't do it myself, thats why i asked about it at identi.ca. really cool to have such a great community. i hope i can help with testing and reporting bugs and wishes :)

Roberto Alsina / 2010-02-04 22:28:

Glad you liked it :-)

jjconti / 2010-02-04 22:44:

Ahora que tenés este editor que te permite escribir en forma relax... vas a tener que sacar el libro!

Roberto Alsina / 2010-02-05 01:11:

Jajaja capaz que sí che.

andreasjung / 2010-02-05 05:20:

How many editors do we need in the world? A completely waste of time.....

Roberto Alsina / 2010-02-06 03:39:

How many silly comments do we need in the world? A complete waste of time...

BTW: "complete" and an ellipsis are 3 (three) dots.

bdgraue / 2010-02-06 08:44:

u don't get the idea. it is not "yet another editor". try marave to see what it is at all. if someone likes to write texts in a creative way and don't need the "normal" distractions an editor have, with all the buttons and options, the author might get distracted, even if thats just a little bit, he might lose the focus of something and his work might not be the same as it can be with marave.
but maybe you think that writing books/texts/whatever is a complete waste of time, too ;)

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