How To Install KKEdit 0.2.7 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, KKEdit is a text editor combining Mac’s BBEdit, Gedit and Leafpad. While it has interesting features like: jump to function declaration, search and replace via regular expressions, options for saving and restoring sessions, support for multiple bookmarks and source code highlighting, it is not an IDE.

The latest version available is KKEdit 0.2.7, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Fixed not cancelling close when clicking window close button with unsaved changes.
  • Improved SHIFT clicking a link in generated doxygen documentation, now more accurate.
  • Generally improved searching for function definitions.
  • Loading files with binary data now loads as much data as it can until an invalid character is encountered.
  • Fixed not cancelling quit with unsaved files.
  • Updated kkedit-plugins.h so plugins will need updating as well.
  • Added some debug code ( only for devs ).
  • Removed folder names and backup (*~) files to open from tab popup.
  • Added debug level to configure ( defaults to 0 no debug info ).
  • When opening file from tab drop down now opens file adjacent to current tab.
  • Fixed errant characters when searching gtk docs.
  • Fixed minor bug displaying help in browser.
  • Fixed highlight colour when highlighting all in find/replace.
  • Now checks for binary data and asks whether to continue loading.
  • Fixed d’n’d in prefs, again!
  • Searching for defines now searches for case sensitive then case insensitive.
  • Fixed regex find, again!
  • Moved ‘Sort/Select Tab’ menus to Edit menu.
  • Added ‘Select Tab’ to File menu to select a tab by name.
  • Fixed “Open Include” not setting file prefs properly.
  • Fixed dragging icons in prefs not working.

In this article I will show you how to install KKEdit 0.2.7 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing KKEdit 0.2.7 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the kkedit package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install kkedit

To remove KKEdit, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove kkedit

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