New colour theme with LEA: Solarized Light
Today, a topic that is guaranteed frivolous: a new colour theme for LEA (a Lightweight Editor for Ada).
Actually, it is a serious subject if you spend a large share of your time at programming (for work, for fun, or both...). For the theoretically brighter season (spring and summer), some prefer to give up the trendy Dark Side mode (which not so long ago was considered as horribly old-fashioned):
...and use a dark-font-bright-background scheme.
However, the contrast is a bit violent. A convincing and carefully designed low-contrast theme is called Solarized Light (which can be turned, with an astute swap within the same 8-colours palette for base colours, into a dark-backgrounded Solarized Dark). The theme is described here.
The Solarized Light theme is incorporated since today in LEA.
LEA, a Lightweight Editor for Ada, aims to provide an easy,
script-world-like, "look & feel" for developing Ada projects of any
size and level, while enabling access to full-scale development tools
- Quick start and reactivity
- Uses the Scintilla editor widget (like Notepad++)
- Multiple undo's & redo's
- Multi-line edit, rectangular selections
- Color themes, easy to switch
- Duplication of lines and selections
- Syntax highlighting
- Parenthesis matching
- Free, Open-Source
- Programmed in Ada
- Includes HAC, the HAC Ada Compiler
- Includes numerous examples of Ada programs, ready to be run
- Single executable, runs without installation