TEA is a Qt-based text editor with support for tabs, syntax highlighting, spell-checking, editing support for Wikipedia or LaTex, as well as many configuration options. The latest release, 40.0.0, has been put out earlier today and it represents a major milestone.
TEA 40.0.0 comes with new features, such as a new Functions -> Cell menu, with tools for working with table-like data, an improved built-in file manager which can now sort by name, date and size, partial support for Eclipse themes, new icon set for the interface buttons and many bug fixes.
There is also a new source configuration method using the qmake CONFIG variable.
TEA provides some usual functions like spell-checker, syntax highlighting, indentation, support for markup languages, but its somewhat different approach is the use of side tabs, for editing, managing, customizing or even showing a calendar or the documentation.
TEA is definitely worth a try, especially for KDE users, since it has quite a bunch of features and powerful configuration options, and an interface not common to most text editors, making it stand out of the crowd.
Install TEA 40.0.0 in Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10 and Mint 17 / 17.1
To compile TEA from source, follow the next steps.
2. Install the needed dependencies
Type in a terminal:
3. Compile and install TEA
Enter the tea-40.0.0 directory and type:
qmake make sudo make install
Alternatively, specify an installation prefix to qmake and install it as normal user:
qmake PREFIX=$HOME/usr make make install
Make sure $HOME/usr/bin is in your $PATH in this case.