StelaPad goes open source

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For anyone interested in vector graphics and HTML 5 web technology, check out the newly open-sourced StelaPad project.

Moving to Aptana Studio 3

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I've used the Eclipse IDE for awhile now, and I've decided to give the Eclipse-based Aptana Studio 3 a try.  It offers some nice additional features and has returned to active development after the purchase of Aptana by Appcelerator.

That said, I'm being cautious since I wasn't all that impressed by the Appcelerator Titanium Studio IDE (too pushy on the marketing sales aspect).

So far, the only tweaks are setting the default theme to Tomorrow Night (Window > Preferences > Aptana Studio > Themes > Import) and add Aptana to my Lubuntu menu -- create a file called aptana.desktop in /usr/share/applications/ and add this text:

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=Aptana Studio
Comment=Aptana Studio Integrated Development Environment
Icon=
Exec=/your/path/to/Aptana_Studio_3/AptanaStudio3
Terminal=false
Categories=Development;IDE;


Then, in Start > Programming, right-click on Aptana Studio and choose Properties.  Click on Change Icon, choose the Image Files radio button, and browse to the Aptana Studio folder to select icon.xpm
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Update: The experiment was short lived....switching back to Eclipse.