Welcome to Editra.org

Editra is a multi-platform text editor with an implementation that focuses on creating an easy to use interface and features that aid in code development. Currently it supports syntax highlighting and variety of other useful features for over 60 programming languages.

Editra is freely available for use under the terms of the wxWindows License.

Currently the project is in the alpha development phase but test builds of "stable" points are available for download and trial as Windows and Mac OSX(Universal) binaries, currently other Unix and Linux based systems will have to install from source using the included setup script. Please feel free give it a try and to report bugs and request features.


Editra 0.7.20 Released

VERSION 0.7.20
DATE 01/05/2013
53rd Alpha Release

NEW: [features/enhancements]

  • +Extended CSS highlighting support. Near complete support for CSS3.
  • +Updated FileBrowser plugin to version 2.2 (bug fixes)


  • +Handle error in style manager when default font face name is unknown.
  • +Fix unwanted/invalid completion issue in HTML autocompletion for open brackets on lines with tabs in them.
  • +Fix PyDeadObject that could occur during reload file request.
  • +Fix crash that could occur during formatting of log messages.
  • +Handle PyDeadObject error that could occur when changing tab icons
  • +Don't handle Shift+Delete as forward delete on OSX (issue 721)
  • +Fix caret bouncing in TextCtrls on Windows (issue 664)
  • +Fix PyDeadObject errors related to notebook in multiple windows.
  • +Fix assertions caused by right clicks in certain areas of tree controls.
  • +Fix Line End command not working correctly in some cases on OSX.

Packt Publshing's 1000th Title

wxPython Cookboook
Packt Publishing the publsher of the wxPython Cookbook is about to publish its 1000th title. As part of the celebration for this milestone they have informed me that anyone that is signed up on their website or signs up between now and September 30th will get a surprise gift! So if your interested just head over to Packt Publishing's website and create an account. More information on the event can also be found in this article which is also found on their website.

New plugin Enigma now available

Enigma is a new plugin that provides tools for encoding and decoding text. In its initial release it supports base16 through base64 text encoding and decoding. When installed an enabled the plugin adds a submenu to the text editor windows contextual right click menu, allowing for the manipulation of the currently selected text.

PyStudio 0.7 Released

The latest version of the PyStudio plugin has been released and is available for install in the Plugin Manager.

This version adds many new features and bug fixes since the last major release.

  • New PyProject component. Adds basic project management window and file manager
  • Add Pep8 Checking to PyAnalysis
  • Add raw output view to PyAnalysis
  • Add extended sorting capability to PyAnalaysis
  • Correct some Unicode handling issues in debugger
  • Fix crash in compile checker that could occur in some use cases

[ANN] Editra 0.7.12 Released

VERSION 0.7.12
DATE 08/12/2012
52nd Alpha Release


  • +Fix unable to edit file extension associations on Linux systems (issue 745).
  • +Fix issue with duplicated @ symbols inserted by generic completer (issue 743).
  • +Fix some Unicode handling issues in log handler.
  • +Fix bug in Tango art provider fallback code which could end up looking in
    Default theme instead of Tango theme directory for mime icons.
  • +Fix PyDeadObject errors related to failed destruction calls by AuiManger.
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