Leo probably *already has* the features you want. Alas, these features can be hidden from casual sight. This is driving me crazy :-)
My top priority is to make it obvious to everyone, newbies and devs alike, what Leo can do. Happily, this is a *much easier* task than some of the grand projects we have been discussing lately. A few weeks work should make a *huge* difference. This post lists hidden features and enhancements (actions items) that will make a big difference. This is a long post, but concise. Please study it carefully. As always, comments are welcome and encouraged. *Leo's hidden features* *Hidden feature 1: Leo's Python console* Someone recently said he uses another editor because it has a python console. How sad is that! The python_terminal.py plugin puts such a console in a Log pane tab,* with full support for Leonine features*. *Action*: #760: Move python_console plugin into Leo's core. <https://github.com/leo-editor/leo-editor/issues/760> This feature must be made much more obvious. *Hidden feature 2: Live evaluation of objects* How many times has Terry reminded me and others about the valuespace plugin? This plugin creates live objects, which can be introspected/auto-completed, as in jupyter notebooks. *Action*: #761: Make the valuespace plugin more visible <https://github.com/leo-editor/leo-editor/issues/761>. Not sure how, but this item is worth any amount of work. *Hidden feature 3: Sophisticated rendering* Leo's *existing* markdown rendering is extremely powerful. In particular, *you can embed html into markdown*. The <img> element can insert svg graphics and movies in Leo's rendering pane. In particular, the style attribute allows virtually unlimited flexibility! For example, open Leo in the leo-editor folder, put this in any node, and show the rendering pane with Alt-0, vr-toggle: @language md <img style="float: right;" src="../Icons/SplashScreen.ico" alt="Splash Screen"> Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4 *Action*: #762: quickstart.leo & CheatSheet.leo should demo Leo's features <https://github.com/leo-editor/leo-editor/issues/762>. Including markdown rendering. *Hidden feature 4: Good looking themes* The screen shot on Leo's home page is amateurish. It should have a dark theme and smallish fonts. Something like atom dark. Leo's existing theme machinery can do this, but see #766 <https://github.com/leo-editor/leo-editor/issues/766> below... *Action*: #764: Improve the screen shot on Leo's home page <https://github.com/leo-editor/leo-editor/issues/764>. *Other hidden features* Leo could use better "implicit" documentation in the Cmds menu and perhaps elsewhere. *Action*: #765: Improve the Cmds menu <https://github.com/leo-editor/leo-editor/issues/765>. *New projects* Here are two smallish projects that would greatly enhance Leo. Each might take a week. *1. Better theme setting and pre-built themes* #766: Create a Themes menu and simplify theme settings <https://github.com/leo-editor/leo-editor/issues/766>. Don't panic. Existing Theme settings will remain in place. *2. Better support for markdown* #767: Add markdown command similar to rst3 command <https://github.com/leo-editor/leo-editor/issues/767>. I want to move Leo's docs to markdown. #763: Use html comments to support @file x.md <https://github.com/leo-editor/leo-editor/issues/763>. This will allow structured markdown files. *Summary* - Some of Leo's most powerful features are hidden. Most action items will reveal Leo's existing features. - Two, smallish, *urgent* new items will add better support for themes and markdown. *It doesn't have to be difficult.* The work described here is straightforward, yet no other project is even *remotely *as important the items discussed here. All work can probably be done in a month or two, but this uber-project is worth *any* amount of work. All items mentioned here have a target of 5.7.1. All comments and suggestions welcome. Edward -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "leo-editor" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to leo-editor+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/leo-editor. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.