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Just curious: what does Howl bring to the table over Textadept?

On 15 March 2014 18:23, Nils Nordman <> wrote:

On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> After cloning the repository, I visited as directed (actually
> all that one needs from there is the list of dependencies and
> the instruction `cd src; make`; would it bloat the README
> terribly to put that in there?)

It would not. I'll add it in there, thanks for the suggestion!

> The package built successfully on Ubuntu 12.04, with updates
> up to about November 2013 installed. But the executable would
> not run.

Yes, there was a problem with older Gtk versions, as reported here:

It's fixed now, and a new release is up. Since you cloned the repo, just
pull the latest and make again and you should be good to go.


Nils Nordman <>

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