Updated: Unicode text editor MinEd 2012.22

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Thu May 10 07:00:00 GMT 2012

                           MinEd  2012.22
                             (May 2012)

Major enhancements in this release:

User configuration:
* New user preferences configuration file $HOME/.minedrc.

* Backarrow now also performs dual-mode function like Del 
  (delete selection if active, or character left).
* Revamped keypad function modes and their setup, including 
  more interoperable handling of Home/End keys.

* Revamped keypad function assignments, esp. for Shift-select mode.
* Support for Windows clipboard (Windows and cygwin version only)

* Mouse moving interaction works in rxvt-unicode / urxvt as well.
* Fixed terminal detection and attribute handling for 'screen'.


Mined is a powerful text editor with a comprehensive yet concise and 
easy-to-use user interface supporting modern interaction paradigms, 
and fast, small-footprint behaviour.

Mined provides both extensive Unicode and CJK support offering many 
specific features and covering special cases that other editors 
are not aware of (like auto-detection features and automatic handling 
of terminal variations, or Han character information).

Mined supports full mouse control and menu system in plain-text terminals 
(and it was the first editor supporting Unicode in xterm).

Mined offers a full set of text and file management features, like 
data loss prevention (<img align=absmiddle src=new-rot.gif title=2011.19>
using backup, recovery files, and file locking 
interoperable with other editors, and file change monitoring), 
an interactive file chooser, and 
an interactive file switcher.

Basically, mined is an editor tailored to reliable and efficient 
editing of plain text documents and programs, with comfortable 
features and intuitive interactive behaviour designed for this purpose.


To install mined on cygwin, run the cygwin setup program, 
in the "Select Packages" menu, open the "Editors" category and 
select the mined package.

More information (with screenshots, feature overview and change log) 
and download are available from the mined web site at

Mined is co-hosted at sourceforge and has a mailing list 
which can be subscribed at

Thomas Wolff

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