Friday, April 29, 2016

Leo 5.3-b1 released

Leo 5.3-b1 is now available on SourceForge. Leo is a PIM, an IDE and an outliner.

The highlights of Leo 5.3
  • Leo now supports Jupyter Notebook (.ipynb) files.
  • @chapter is now allowed anywhere. No need for @chapters.
  • Faster spell checking.
  • The rst3 command supports @rst-table.
  • The show-invisibles command now uses native Qt characters.
  • Dozens of other improvements and bug fixes.
Leo is:
  • An outliner. Everything in Leo is an outline.
  • A Personal Information Manager.
  • A browser with a memory.
  • A powerful scripting environment.
  • A tool for studying other people's code.
  • A fully-featured IDE, with emacs-like commands.
  • Extensible via a simple plugin architecture.
  • A tool that plays well with IPython, vim and xemacs.
  • Written in 100% pure Python
  • Compatible with Python 2.6 and above or Python 3.0 and above.
Leo's unique features:
  • Always-present, persistent, outline structure.
  • Leo's underlying data is a Directed Acyclic Graph.
  • Clones create multiple views of an outline.
  • A simple, powerful, outline-oriented Python API.
  • Scripts and programs can be composed from outlines.
  • Importers convert flat text into outlines.
  • Scripts have full access to all of Leo's sources.
  • Commands that act on outline structure.
    Example: the rst3 command converts outlines to reStructuredText.
  • @test and @suite scripts create unit tests automatically.
  • @button scripts apply scripts to outline data.
  • Outline-oriented directives.
Simulating these features in vim or Emacs is possible, just as
it is possible to simulate Python in assembly language...