[Slackbuilds-users] leafpad vs. libgnomeprint/libgnomeprintui

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 00:13:37 UTC 2014

On 09/25/2014 03:23 AM, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> The 'leafpad' page on SlackBuilds.org states the following:
> "libgnomeprint & libgnomeprintui are optional dependencies."
> What functionality is provided exactly by these two dependencies? Do I
> need them to print a text file edited with Leafpad (under Xfce)?
> Cheers,
> Niki


It does print without those (just tested, Xfce slac64 multilib). BUT
print preview tries to fire up evince and when that failed, calibre
launched. Odd.

However, it does have a few interface quirks and hasn't been updated
since 2010.  While that in itself isn't necessarily bad, in this case
leafpad is a bit behind and creaky.

You might want to check out on SBo:

medit: I like it. Simple GTK2, no extra deps. Nice context hghlighting,
tabs, fast and light.

geany: more IDE bells and whistles than medit, more geared to code than
plain text.

mousepad: based on leafpad but designed for Xfce. I haven't used it in
ages, but worth a try. It seems to be getting some new attention on

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