Old 22nd October 2004, 04:39   #1
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Editor recommendation wanted

I don't think I need the HM NIS Edit script wizard now that I have a good template with more features than the editor provides. The wizard is a little difficult to understand anyway, and I'm always having to re-set word wrapping and reload the editor after crashes.

There are many editors listed at http://nsis.sourceforge.net/archive/nsisweb.php?page=8 and I'm hoping someone could narrow them down for me. I want something that's free for commercial use, has a compile and run button(s) for the script in the window, provides some error reporting, and allows copy and paste.

Anything like that around besides HM NIS Edit?
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Old 22nd October 2004, 06:45   #2
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You should take a look at Scite - the Editor für Scintilla. It's in active development and works very well. The biggest Main disadvantage is that the Preferences can't be set in a GUI, so you have to edit a - very well documented - configuration file.

URL: http://Scintilla.org
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Old 24th October 2004, 05:18   #3
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I just backed up an nsi file to disk, removed the disk, then tried closing an editor window and all hell broke loose, so I went through the list of editors and I'll probably choose NSIS Workbench or Venis IX 2.2.3. I can't take HM NIS Edit anymore.
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Old 24th October 2004, 12:15   #4
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then tried closing an editor window and all hell broke loose
That bug is still there since the NSIS betas... This happens when you compile a script some times.

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Old 25th October 2004, 12:46   #5
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I have been using Venis for some time with success. Also there is an NSIS plugin for Eclipse.
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Old 1st November 2004, 19:45   #6
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NSIS plugin for Eclipse is still in pre-alpha state.
It should work for the basic operations- i.e., compiling and testing.
However, more advanced features like wizard & IO GUI editor are still in development.

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Old 4th November 2004, 13:03   #7
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Re: Editor recommendation wanted

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Originally posted by Flizebogen
You should take a look at Scite - the Editor für Scintilla. It's in active development and works very well. The biggest Main disadvantage is that the Preferences can't be set in a GUI, so you have to edit a - very well documented - configuration file.

URL: http://Scintilla.org
Does it have the ability to sytax highlight, compile, etc. an NSIS script?

I didn't see it in the download.
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Old 4th November 2004, 15:49   #8
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Uncomment the Line "import nsis" from the file SciTEGlobal.properties and you are able to highlight nsis files. At the end of file nsis.properties the path to makensis.exe / makensis.chm is mentioned.
Change it if neccessary. If the path is valid you can compile an nsis script with the Key F7. The help file for the specific command can be opened by pressing F1 if the cursor is at the beginning of the word or in the word.
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