Leafpad
LeafpadLogo.png
Leafpad-screenshot.png
Screenshot of Leafpad, taken on an Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) installation.
Developer(s)Tarot Osuji
Initial releaseNovember 11, 2004; 17 years ago (2004-11-11)
Stable release
0.8.18.1 / December 23, 2010; 11 years ago (2010-12-23)
Written inGTK
Operating systemLinux, BSD, Maemo
Size457 kB (installed size for i386)[1]
Available inEnglish, Esperanto, Galician, Catalan, Finnish, French, Hungarian[2]
TypeText editor
LicenseGPL-2.0-or-later
Websitetarot.freeshell.org/leafpad/

Leafpad is an open source text editor for Linux, BSD, and Maemo. Created with the focus of being a lightweight text editor with minimal dependencies, it is designed to be simple and easy-to-compile. Leafpad is the default text editor for LXDE Desktop environment, including Lubuntu up to version 18.04 LTS. After Lubuntu moved to the LXQt desktop Leafpad was replaced by FeatherPad.[3][4][5]

Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Leafpad is free software.[6]

Features

Leafpad's features include a codeset option, auto codeset detection, an unlimited Undo/Redo feature,[7] and drag and drop capabilities.[8]

Leafpad has a small footprint compared to editors such as gedit or Kate.[7][9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Package: leafpad (0.8.18.1-5)". Debian Packages. Debian. 2019. Archived from the original on May 13, 2021. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "The leafpad textual domain". translationproject.org. August 9, 2015. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2015.
  3. ^ "LXDE - Lightweight X11 Desktops Environment". LXDE Project. Sourceforge. April 30, 2008. Archived from the original on October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "Information about Xbuntu 11.10". Ubuntu Wiki. Ubuntu. October 13, 2011. Archived from the original on January 5, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  5. ^ "Xubuntu 12.04 released". Canonical. April 26, 2012. Archived from the original on November 11, 2020. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  6. ^ "Leafpad". tarot.freeshell.org. December 23, 2010. Archived from the original on October 3, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  7. ^ a b Jack M. Germain (April 7, 2010). "gEdit and Leafpad Make a Good Text-Editing Team". LinuxInsider. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  8. ^ Jack Wallen (May 1, 2010). "Leafpad: Yet another Linux text editor". ghacks.net. Archived from the original on November 25, 2020. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  9. ^ Danny Stieben (May 2, 2011). "Leafpad – An Ultra-Lightweight Text Editor". MakeUseOf. Archived from the original on November 10, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011.