Because I sometimes miss a needed linebreak or my lists don't look like expected in Markdown or reStructuredText (mainly for use with sphinx), I was looking for a better editor with some kind of live preview for linux. Normally I edited those files directly in Netbeans or Gedit. I found ReText a nice Gui-Editor written in python with QT for the frontend. It does exactly what i wanted, 2 Columns, one with markdown or reStructuredText, the other shows a live preview. For Ubuntu there is a PPA: https://launchpad.net/~mitya57/+archive/ppa which includes integration into the menu and you don't have to create the entry yourself to automatically open files If you don't install via the PPA you have to create the menu-entry yourself to be able to automatically open files with it since Ubuntu seems to no more support opening files with programs which aren't installed in the menu: Add Custom command in the Open with dialog.
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