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By glazou on Thursday 5 February 2004, 09:50 - Nvu
I have made a win32 installer for Nvu using the excellent, super-simple and FREE Inno Setup. You can download it here. If you use this installer, you don't need to care about the missing VC7 dlls.
I love it, thank you for thinking about us windows users.
I'm using composer for some time and i really like where Nvu is going, keep up the good work!!
Cool, I wanted to try it, but when I saw yesterday I should compile it by myself, I surrendered. I will try and give you the opinion of someone who doesn't know much about HTML (only what can be done with mozilla composer), and nothing about css. That promises us a lot of fun
Work flawlessly for me.
Great work Daniel !
I say it at is it : NVU ROOOCKS ! That's incredible, very impressive, and clean. I already love it, thanks Daniel.
The installer works fine under WinXP Home, thanks. NVU takes just few seconds to start: It's a lot faster than other WYSYWYG editors (very famous, but too much expensive and too much complicated). I can't work in a real 'visual environment' with them if I draw CSS table-less and *fluid* layouts: I have to work with absolute widths. NVU has a great advantage.
As I'm used to draw CSS table-less layouts with tons of nested DIVs, I've found that NVU is very quick when I add text (typing with the keyboard) in a column. Instead, Composer runs a little slow (and under Mac is too much slow). The NVU's outliner is 'self-explanatory' of what I intend for CSS DIVs layout - using the 'float' property - and give me a perfect view of the structure. IMHO this is the most important feature of NVU: ...if you call this 'outline', someone thinks to the outliner of other editors. Nooo!!! This is much better!
Some year ago your CSS Editor worked a little bad on my old iMac Blueberry. Now I find it very good under Windows: ...the preview of the 'background-image position' property is a big surprise for me (I like it very much).
In general, my comment about this 'beta' is: ...*impressive*.
Daniel, I was wondering if you had compared "Inno Setup" with NSIS (Nullsoft scriptable Installer")
Haven't had a chance to try nvu yet. Hope to do it soon.
Firebird is slowly getting steam...
I think this NVU is going to catch on fire since there's little competition
Thank you for providing this!
I tried the .1 zip and it would duplicate my code everytime I would re-size the window, making it worthless.
0.15 is as stable as a rock! Working great, thank you Daniel!
My only gripe with NVU & composer is the lack of conservation of files. What I mean is, if I open a page to edit without the appropriote <html> etc. headings, it automatically adds them.
Auto-formating sucks, I hate it when someone messes with my code
Excellent work.. I was trying to use it as a text editor as well (edit some php files and stuff) but I noticed that when I open a php file it adds html tags at the begininng of the file... Is there a way to disable this behaviour?
Thanks a lot
Sergio in italy
I agree with the last two. Tool is pretty cool but I use SSI in my site so at a minimum I would want it not to add the html, body etc. Even better would be if it were SSI aware.
This would probably mean some way of telling NVU where "/" refers to locally in the SSI include directive so that you still get preview.
Also, does the publisher work with file://, I haven't got round to trying that yet. I publish to my own machine and don't want to create an ftp server just for local file copies.
keep up the good work.
Salut Daniel !
Eh bien ecoute je te remercie pour le Nvu 0.15 car ca fonctionne très bien chez moi.
Longue vie à toi et à Nvu !
Great stuff. Thank you.
My only complaint is that it wrecks my 'XHTML Strict 1.0' documents. By 'wrecks' I mean that it makes lots of changes that invalidate the document (the old Composer did the same thing). Once that is ironed out I'll switch to Composer for good.
One other thing - don't switch back to VC6 for Windows. I don't like the VC7.1 (VS.NET 2003) IDE but the compiler is much better. VC and GCC are now getting pretty close so it's getting much easier to write portable code. Apparently VC7.1 and the latest GCC have both passed all the Boost regression tests. Who would have thought we'd see the day when MS would create a compliant compiler?
je viens de découvrir Nvu et je tiens à remercier tous ceux qui ont participé à son élaboration. je veux bien ajouter ma pierre sauf que je ne programme pas. que couic... je peux par contre aider à une traduction du logiciel. à moins qu'elle existe déjà mais là, je n'ai rien trouvé... d'ailleurs, si elle existe, merci d'ajouter un lien quelque part.
encore bravo et merci.
Co-chairman of the W3C CSS Working Group, entrepreneur, software engineer, geek, father of two, polyglot, unashamed French, duck lover. Nah.
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