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Saturday, March 01, 2008

  7:40 PM - SciTE Setup updated to 1.75 (really)
After a long hiatus I've found time to make an update to my setup wizard for the
Scintilla Text Editor.

Please test this and let me know where the problems are; it is a custom build and
I may be a bit rusty since this is my first public release that uses Lua 5.1
(merging the official code from recent offial releases with the bits I had worked
on previously), and I was more than a year out of date so there were quite a few
conflicts to resolve when I finally got around to the big ol' CVS update.

Truth be told, I wanted to get one release out the door before SciTE 1.76 comes out, just for practice - and today was a good day for it due to a snowstorm.

You can pick up the latest release, or (as always) a selection of older known-to-be-stable releases, from here.
5 comments [post]  



First of all, thanks a lot for this installer.

Why not including this "scite starter" in the package:

btw, I'm not the author. I just happen to use it along with your installer and that's really handy.

By Blogger purpledog, at Mar 19, 2008 3:05:00 AM  


I stumbled on your blog/help page when I googled GIS Developer. Wonder if I might ask or get your opinion/input. As a developer I'm hoping you might be able to provide guidance. For someone who is a general developer, what should he/she do, in terms of training, to become a GIS Developer? Also if someone is a regular GIS user is there a way they could become a developer? What courses/learning path would you recommend in both cases? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you

By Blogger MegCat, at May 2, 2008 9:51:00 AM  


Regarding SciTE starter: it does look handy for opening files in an existing SciTE window. I might try it out for a few months and see how it feels. I'd rather merge it into my version of SciTE than have a separate command.

Although my installer doesn't place SciTE in the PATH, it does register SciTE so that you can launch it from the "Run" dialog, or with the "start" command in a console, without using the full path. However, it always launches a new window, and "" doesn't give the flexibility to choose at the time when you want to open a new file.

By Blogger Bruce, at May 3, 2008 6:48:00 AM  


Hi megcat, it isn't really different than being another kind of developer: everyone has their specialties; mine for many years was GIS and Web Development.

It's actually more common, I believe, for a GIS power user to become a developer, than for a developer to focus on GIS. GIS power users are technical people, and often have the aptitude, the interest, and the need to make the system work better for them. Developers, on the other hand, have many opportunities and interests that might attract them, of which GIS is just one possibility.

For a developer who has not been exposed to GIS but is interested in learning more about it, I will have to plug my former employer: ESRI has excellent educational resources on their website,, including a virtual campus which offers some free online training (although most is not free); and also a free podcast at

By Blogger Bruce, at May 3, 2008 7:04:00 AM  


Thanks for this installer: it's great!

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