Kakoune: Another Vim-Inspired Code Editor
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 1 November 2015 at 08:19 AM EST. 9 Comments
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A Phoronix reader wrote in to share the work on the Kakoune open-source, vim-inspired code editor he's been developing for the past four years.

Kakoune is a command-line code editor that's inspired by Vim and its advertised features are support for multiple selections, many customization possibilities, a client/server architecture so many clients can collaboratively edit the contents of a file, and advanced text manipulation primitives.

Kakoune is written in C++11 and also makes use of Boost and ncurses. The code to Kakoune is put out into the public domain.

I haven't had the time to try out Kakoune but appears to be in good shape and could be of interest to some Phoronix readers not happy with vim/vi/nano/emacs. You can learn more about this code editor at Kakoune.org or via its GitHub page.
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