In the last month I got involved in translating Padre – the Perl IDE (== programmers editor ).
The Help –> “About” window – both in Hebrew and in Arabic – have the text reverse. This is very funny :-).
The Padre 0.84 appears as: 48.0 erdaP.
This perfectly suits the atmosphere of today’s holiday.
Today is the Jewish holiday of Purim (Hebrew: פּוּרִים) – and many of us (here in Israel) are wearing masks and costumes, and feel happier than usual.
So I think it will be just nice to show Padre in its Hebrew and Arabic “mask”.
And … since I love Padre (of course) – I hope to fix it!
Arabic Padre 0.84:
And now – reversed text in the “About”, Hebrew and Arabic:
And — last one, just for fun, in Persian / ( فارسی == Fārsi ) / Iranian.
This is a really great initiative to build a Perl IDE, which is Open-Source and written itself in Perl.
It looks that the development goes quite well, looking at the main Development site of Padre (padre.perlide.org), including the useful Wiki .
So… here are MY comments.
Just for a first Note:
I know that it might be a little rude because I didn’t actually contribute to the Padre code.
I only tried to use it and even succeeded few times… 🙂
But Gábor’s blog prefers that readers will comment on their own blog. So I write here what I would want from Padre.
This is only some kind of a “wish list”.
I hope I’ll be able to contribute with my minor experience.
Padre use Strawberry Perl. What about ActiveState Perl?
I succeeded to install Padre 0.10 on MS-Windows XP PC with ActiveState Perl, by using “force”.
I have now ActivePerl 5.10.0 Build 1004.
But I can not install recent versions (0.19, 0.20) that seem to have many cool features.
Linux Distributions and other Open-Source Operating Systems:
From the Screen shots page I see pictures of Padre on Ubuntu and on OpenSUSE.
I think I have seen somewhere that Gábor is working on Ubuntu, but I’m not sure…
What about other Linux Distributions?
Currently my home PC has Mandriva (this one was the quickest to detect my SATA hard-disks).
I have tried a long time ago – I promise to try installing again and report.
What about other Open-Source Operating Systems?
FreeBSD / NetBSD / OpenBSD ?
With all my above complaints – I still think that a great work is being done.
I guess that as Padre will be published more – then a wider verity of Operating Systems and environments will be used.