I've been a Ubuntu user for years now, but since 11.10 will come with GNOME3/Unity, neither of which I like, I've decided to switch to Lubuntu, which uses LXDE as the desktop environment.
The only problem I've come up with so far is that the default text editor, leafpad, doesn't support syntax highlighting. So far I've been using gedit for coding (html/php), I've customized it pretty nicely to work for what I need. Leafpad, however, is not customizable at all.
Thus, I ask:
Is it a good idea to install gedit in Lubuntu?
I know it works, because I tried and all was simple, but since gedit is a GNOME app, I'm not certainly sure whether by using it I'm not breaking the overall system performance (by adding the "GNOME" part into the system).
What packages are listed when you try to install it in lubuntu? Can you share the list?
ubuntu@ubuntu:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install gedit Reading package lists... Building dependency tree... Reading state information... The following extra packages will be installed: gedit-common gir1.2-gtksource-3.0 gir1.2-peas-1.0 libgtksourceview-3.0-0 libgtksourceview-3.0-common libpeas-1.0-0 libpeas-common zenity zenity-common The following NEW packages will be installed: gedit gedit-common gir1.2-gtksource-3.0 gir1.2-peas-1.0 libgtksourceview-3.0-0 libgtksourceview-3.0-common libpeas-1.0-0 libpeas-common zenity zenity-common 0 upgraded, 10 newly installed, 0 to remove and 367 not upgraded. Need to get 1,425 kB of archives. After this operation, 11.5 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]?