Bodhi's default text editor, Leafpad works fine, and it's default icon suits Bodhi well. I'd also assumed it was one of the fastest and lightest available since it's so simple, but this recent article caught my attention, in particular the memory usage table:
If that's right (I haven't tried to verify myself) then leafpad uses more than 20x the memory of mousepad, even tho mousepad offers more features. Plus its maintained upstream, whereas I believe leafpad is no longer maintained upstream and ylee does it himself, including applying patches to fix bugs.
So it might be easier/better just to switch to mousepad for Bodhi 7?
Mousepad is a nice enough simple text editor and indeed more feature rich than leafpad. But I have no idea where those numbers in that blog post came from. My tests below opening the file ~/.xsession-errors
Private + Shared = RAM used Program
9.3 MiB + 1.6 MiB = 10.9 MiB leafpad Private + Shared = RAM used Program
12.5 MiB + 3.7 MiB = 16.2 MiB mousepad
I used the python script ps_mem.py to generate this output.
Ya I trust ylee's method more than that article, and leafpad is fine in my opinion too. It was mainly cuz I thought wow, mousepad is super duper light, figured it must use whatever the linux equivilent of using assembly or something for super efficient code. But not a reality.
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