A decent text editor with syntax highlighting
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Atlas Text

Atlas Text is a decent text editor application with syntax highlighting.


Why yet another text editor?

  • It was originally a learning project to work with SWT. I thought open sourcing it was a good idea.


  • Eclipse SWT
  • ANTLR 4.5
  • JUnit 4


  • Apache Maven


  1. Import the project into your favorite IDE.

  2. Run the following command in the root of the project (the folder with pom.xml)

    mvn generate-sources

    This will generate files required to build the project

  3. (MacOSX only) In your run configuration add the following VM option


Contribution guidelines

  • All contributions are welcome
  • Unit tests are appreciated
  • Report bugs using the issue tracker.
  • Add feature requests using the issue tracker

Testing conventions

  • Ideally every Foo.java should have a corresponding FooTest.java class
  • Methods in FooTest.java should follow the following convention
    public void methodToTest_TestCondition_ExpectedResult() { ... }


  • Auto code formatting
  • User preferences and Settings menu


Copyright 2015 Nish Tahir

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


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