Notepad++ on Mac OSX (Update)
[Please read the comments below for instructions on how to install Wine on your Mac using WineBottler.]
[For folks in the Military, this method will also enable you to run Lotus Forms Viewer on your Mac OSX.]
I have used Notepad++ over the past two years or so for playing with HTML, Python, and recently Java when using my Windows desktop or Bootcamp partition. I enjoy that Notepad++ colors the tags and contents according to their type and function. You can select which programming language format for Notepad++ to track from an extensive list accessible from a drop-down menu.
When I use Mac OSX, though, I was using TextEdit, the bundled application that ships with OSX similar to Window’s Wordpad. It finally dawned on me that I can use WINE to run the Notepad++ .exe file in MacOSX–sure enough, the Notepad++ v6.1.2 Installer worked like a charm and I now have a fully-functional Notepad++ on OSX.
For those not familiar with WINE, it is a free program that allows Window’s software to run on Linux and OSX. Not all programs will run, and not all will work 100%–however most programs I have, including Microsoft Office 2003 running on Linux, work without problems. I highly recommend installing WINE on your Linux or OSX systems if you don’t have it installed already.
The reason I didn’t use a similar program from the App Store is because I am comfortable with Notepad++ and wanted to test it on WINE.
Oh, and in other news I have returned from overseas, and am happy to be back home in the United States! I haven’t touched Blender since December–and so much development has happened with Blender in 2.6x that it will take me a long time to catch up! So I may not have any Blender-related postings this year.