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MPad (RJ Texted Lite)

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I've haven't had time to work on RJ TextEd the last few weeks. But I have started to work on a lite version of RJ TextEd. Currently I just call it MPad. I've stripped it down quite a bit, but I still have some work to do before it's ready to be released.

Name suggestions are welcome. MPad might work, but if you can come up with a cool unique name - that would be great.

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Re: MPad (RJ Texted Lite)

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Context II

:-D

Glad to hear you are working on a lite version, it is something I have pushed for in both the recent and deeper pasts, see: https://www.rj-texted.se/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4907

I have been a continuous user of Context for years and I still use it daily and I see it is as a RJTextEd Lite. In my os/x dock that I am working on now, I always have space for a Context and RJtextEdit icon sitting side by side:

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Context has a good working name, it is known about and the original developer wanted someone to take over its legacy - a name like context is actually a good one for marketing and as it states something in context and is text-ish. I always thought RjTextEd was a bit of a mouthful.

My dock above has just received a new name, it was a Rocketdock replacement and I finalised on the name Steamydock being both a dock and steamy... I think it is best practice to have the function in the name wherever possible.

Other alternatives to MPad (which I find does not tell me it is an editor at all as for me, a pad is now something from Apple we use instead of a tablet).

o TextEd - obvious truncation of RJTextEd, truncated therefore lighter? A bit dull but it says what it is.
o EDTLite - this one seems to flow off the tongue and is memorable, it says lite, it says editor.
o CodeEd - says Code and Editor, it also sounds professional. Strangely, adding lite makes it CodeEdLite that seems too long for a lite tool.
o Contex2 - doesn't actually take the name of Context but obviously implies it - and also that this is the replacement. That has benefits in itself.
o RJTlite - doesn't say a lot about being a text editor to those that don't know RJTed but it does imply it to those that do.
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Re: MPad (RJ Texted Lite)

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SlimPad
SlimEdit
SlimEd
EditSlim
TextEdSlim
EdLite
EditLite
TextEdLite
Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput.

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Thanks :)

I think SlimPad and EdLite are my favorites so far...

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I thought about EdLite too but personally, I think it needs another 't' in edlite to make it more firmly feel like 'edit'. There was an old line editor called edlin and I always thought it sounded a little insipid and weak, edlite sounds a little of the same, it sounds a bit pathetic and needs that extra 't' to say 'editor' properly.

EDT was an editor from the VMS days so there already exists an editor connotation whereas the full word EDIT seems too long, so I contracted it to EdtLite rather than EditLite then uppercased it to EDT which gave the editor part more prominence. That's my thinking anyway. I think the word edit says it all and the name should definitely have that in there somewhere.

My favourite is still Contex2 but you know my history with context so it is only natural I should have a bias.

Just for completeness sake a few more suggestion, some silly, some not so:

o codePad
o miniEdit
o miniEDT
o thinPad
o Editoy
o smallEdt
o smallEdit
o textLite
o codeText
o padLite
o liteEd
o JText
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TextEd Jr
Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput.

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RjEd
R.ed
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Re: MPad (RJ Texted Lite)

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Tedx
Jedx
edX
TxL
tEd
jEd
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Re: MPad (RJ Texted Lite)

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Hi Rickard,
It's not simple find a new name for an editor: there are 1.948 at February 12, 2021.
see http://texteditors.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?EditorIndex

Anyway my suggestion is:
• Qedit32

This name don't exist, at moment. :wink:

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QEdit was a shareware editor back in the 90s and had a good following. I still have a copy that I use on my DOS machine. Perhaps QEdit as a name might confuse potential and the authors of the Semware Editor might be annoyed by its re-use.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_SemWare_Editor

The 32 suffix might also confuse people into thinking the new editor is only 32 bit whereas I suspect it will be 64.
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