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Enki: A text editor for programmers

Official site


For most Linux and Windows users: use the pre-built binaries from the official site. But if you feel brave..

master branch can be unstable or even broken. Use releases if you are not going to hack Enki

1. Install dependencies


  • Python 3
  • PyQt5. With SVG support.
  • Qutepart
  • [PyQt5 QtWebEngine bindings]. python3-pyqt5.qtwebengine or python3-qt5-webengine package.


  • Python-Markdown. For Markdown preview
  • Docutils. For reStructuredText preview
  • ctags. For navigation in file
  • regex. For preview synchronization
  • CodeChat. For source code to HTML translation (literate programming)
  • Sphinx. To build Sphinx documentation.
  • Flake8. To lint your Python code.

Debian and Debian based

   apt-get install python3 libqt5svg5 python3-pyqt5 python3-pyqt5.qtwebengine python3-markdown python3-docutils ctags
   pip3 install -r requirements.txt

If your repo doesn't contain python3-pyqt5.qtwebengine, remove python3-pyqt5, python3-sip, and do pip3 install PyQt5

Install Qutepart from sources.

Other Unixes

Find and install listed packages with your package manager. Install Qutepart from sources.

Other systems

Go to official pages of the projects, download packages and install according to instructions.

2. Get the sources

Download source archive

3. Install Enki

python3 install

4. Enjoy

Don't forget to send a bug report if you are having some problems

Running from the source tree

python3 -m enki

Releasing new version

    make bump-version  # Set next version number. Commit the changes
    make changelog-update  # Edit and commit 3 changelog files
    git tag vx.x.x
    git push
    git push --tags
    make push-obs  # upload the version to Open Suse build service
    # make pip release TODO document this step


GPL v2


  • Andrei Kopats (aka andreikop) ported core and some plugins to Python, reworked it and released the result as Enki
  • Filipe Azevedo, Andrei Kopats and Monkey Studio v2 team developed Monkey Studio v2

The Team