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Beaver is an Early AdVanced EditoR, for Linux and other Unices (and even Windows); in other words, it's a text editor that is intended to be light-weight, but full of useful features for programming, from editing of web sites to C coding. It is based upon the GTK+ toolkit, supports many languages, and offers functions such as automatic indentation and syntax highlighting.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  06 Jun 2003 21:15

    Release Notes: Multi-line tabbing and detabbing is now available, many interface improvements were made, GtkSourceView is now the main editing widget, a German translation has begun, and you can now search or replace in multiple files at once.

    •  25 Mar 2003 15:41

      Release Notes: New features include string replacement in all buffers, conversions on all opened files, and handling of multibyte fonstsets.

      •  12 Mar 2003 01:49

        Release Notes: The interface has been updated to GTK+ 2 and to comply with the GNOME HIG. Syntax highlighting has been rewritten.

        •  18 Jul 2002 19:04

          Release Notes: The syntax highlighting engine has been greatly improved (memory usage reduced by more than 95%, and bugs fixed). Manual choice of syntax highlighting mode is now available. There is a major bugfix in the configuration writing system. There are new icons, a few modifications of the interface, and additional code cleanup.

          •  27 Feb 2002 12:13

            Release Notes: Major undo/redo and shift+backspace bugs were fixed, and other minor enhancements were added.

            Recent comments

            09 Jul 2004 20:08 thr34t

            Re: Coolness!
            Indeed. I have a low end system and Beaver starts as quick as gnotepad+ or nedit, and a lot faster than ScITE or the gnome editors.

            17 Apr 2002 12:05 alphageek

            Love It
            Up until now I'd been using gEdit, which was very good and stable but was missing a few key features, such as being able to change the case of the text. Beaver works great and looks good too. The only things I'd like to see in the future is the ability to indent chunks of text and a function similar to diff to get the differences between 2 files.

            30 Aug 2001 06:55 pjprior

            yay for beaver :)
            Beaver is superb. I looked and looked for a decent editor, and beaver offers everything I need. Thanks :)

            04 Apr 2001 21:00 loco3kgt

            Re: Coolness!
            so am I the only person having stability problems
            with this program?

            22 Feb 2001 02:26 escsco

            Re: Coolness!

            > Beaver rocks greatly. I love the
            > multi-tabbed file editing and the syntax
            > hilighting for php is real cool! It
            > feels very complete, although I have one
            > gripe - the length of time it takes to
            > start, which I don't really think is
            > justified for the size of the bin
            > (312k).. Great program.. will be using
            > it for all my PHP needs in the future
            > :]

            There's gotta be something wrong with your comp cuz it opens up fairly quickly on mine. Great program. It's exactly what I've been looking for. It's like gnome's gedit and kde's advanced editor combined together. Perfect...


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