gedit – 36 things to do, maybe planning a crowdfunding

GNOME 3.36 has been released. And gedit 3.36 too!

In the small corner of the Universe where I live, when we say “36” it actually means “a lot”. When we have 36 things to do today, or when we cannot do 36 things at the same time. In the case of gedit, there are also 36 things to do, as you can imagine.

I now have more time that I can devote to GNOME, especially gedit. But I’m partly living on my savings.

Maybe planning to do a crowdfunding for gedit!

Do you think it would work? Is there still a wide interest for gedit?

gedit is the default text editor of GNOME, that is installed by default with many Linux distributions, so it ought to be a great app. But to be a great app, gedit needs a lot of work in my opinion. There are lots of imperfections and bugs, and the state of the code … could be improved significantly.

To give you an idea of possible things to improve in gedit, here is the roadmap (the items are in no particular order).

Update: to see what’s new in gedit, see the gedit NEWS file and gedit-plugins NEWS file (read also the 3.35 entries).

Note that the fact that I have more free time and the fact that I’m maybe planning a crowdfunding is not related to this corona pandemic thingy (I prefer to precise).