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Which is the simplest IDE available free for the PHP in Ubuntu 10.10? I have following main requirements:

1- Lightweight and not take much space. 2- The server could be defined or detects server automatically. 3- Project could be save a separate location and not in www folder. 4- Free and easy to use.

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Try NetBeans IDE –  Nikhil Nov 9 '11 at 11:46
Answer below should be merged into duplicate question. –  txwikinger Nov 9 '11 at 13:30
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marked as duplicate by Marco Ceppi Nov 9 '11 at 11:40

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Bluefish Editor

Bluefish is a GTK+ HTML editor for the experienced web designer. Its features include nice wizards for startup, tables and frames; a fully featured image insert dialog; thumbnail creation and automatically linking of the thumbnail with the original image; and configurable HTML syntax highlighting. For validation to work you need weblint and xmllint. For preview to work, you need a web browser that can view local files given to it on the command line.

  1. It is light-weight.
  2. It detects apache automatically or you can set it up explicitly.
  3. The project folder can be anywhere on the computer, as can be seen in the second screenshot below. But server-side code needs to be in the www folder for the apache webserver. Or you can create a symlink in the www folder to the place where the actual project folder is kept.
  4. It is available free of cost as it is GNU/GPL-licensed.

Bluefish Editor Screenshots

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You need to keep the files in the www folder for running. –  user32042 Nov 9 '11 at 11:35
i think yes, for PHP, the code has to some place that the local server knows. so, i'll edit that part out. –  rigved Nov 9 '11 at 11:39
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