Monthly Archives: August 2014

Experimental “CodeMirror” build

I’ve just pushed a new branch on GitHub: It’s an experimental notepadqq build based on CodeMirror instead of QScintilla. CodeMirror is an highly active project, and it could be a good thing to use something like that as our engine.

CodeMirror, however, is written in javascript, so we have to run it in a web view. Currently, the experimental branch uses the QtWebView component of Qt 5.3. The intention is to switch to QtWebEngine (faster, newer) as soon as possible.

If we’ll be able to maintain high code performance and a seamless integration of CodeMirror with the C++ part, it isn’t excluded that CodeMirror could become the primary engine of notepadqq. Almost nothing should change from a user perspective, except a whole bunch of new features.

Notepadqq & CodeMirror screenshot

A screenshot of the experimental build, as it looks right now.