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Diamond

Introduction

Diamond is a cross platform editor designed for programmers. It was developed using the CopperSpice libraries and is written in C++.

The Diamond project began as a replacement for the Crimson and Emerald Editors, both of these were Windows only programs and are no longer supported. Diamond has evolved to become a programmers editor with a focus on developing C++ applications.

Key Features
  • View multiple documents in movable tabs
  • Auto Load previously open Files
  • Configuration saved as a JSON format
  • Define preset Folders
  • Insert Date, Time, and Symbols
  • Search and Replace
  • Advanced Find
  • Syntax Highlighting based on File Type
  • Horizontal or Vertical split Window
  • Spell Check
  • Customize printed Header and Footer
  • Show Spaces and Tabs
  • User definable standard and custom Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Record, Save, and Play back Macros

Building

Diamond prebuilt binaries are available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

https://download.copperspice.com/diamond/binary/

To build Diamond from source a current copy of the CopperSpice libraries, a C++17 compiler, and a C++17 standard library are required. Diamond uses the following CopperSpice libraries: CsCore, CsGui, and CsNetwork.

To run Diamond two plugins must be copied to the deploy folder. The platform plugin is copied to "your_path/diamond/platforms" and the printer driver plugin must be copied to "your_path/diamond/printerdrivers".

CMake build files are provided with the Diamond source distribution.

Additional Dependency

The diamond program uses the Hunspell library for spell checking. When building Diamond from source ensure you have Hunspell installed on your computer. For Windows developers the full source code is available on our Diamond source download page. For other platforms install the Hunspell package.

  • Debian, Ubuntu

    • apt-get install libhunspell-dev
  • Fedora, Centos

    • dnf install hunspell-devel
  • Mac OSX

    • brew install hunspell

Documentation

Full documentation for Diamond is available on our download page.

URL Description
https://download.copperspice.com/diamond/documentation Download (tar and zip formats)

Presentations

Our YouTube channel videos are about modern C++, build systems, CopperSpice, DoxyPress, and other topics related to our open source work.

https://www.youtube.com/copperspice

Links to technical presentations recorded at CppNow and CppCon:

www.copperspice.com/presentations.html

Authors

  • Barbara Geller
  • Ansel Sermersheim

License

This application is released under the GPL 2 license. For more information refer to the LICENSE file provided with this project.

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