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Editors and IDEs

On our clusters we support a number of editors. If you think your favorite one is missing, please let us know.

The following list is not exhaustive nor complete.

''atom'' is a widely used IDE, favored by many developers, which supports all the widespread programming languages and provides a plug-in scheme for most purposes.

atom can be installed on various platforms. Please refer to the installation guide (see the top tap for platforms other than Linux).

Running Locally and Editing Remote Files

If you would like to develop on our HPC-Systems, you can edit the source code files stored there. We recommend using the ftp-remote-edit package. Select: EditPreferencesInstall to select this package.

After installing ftp-remote-edit you can select it in the Packages drop-down menue and select Toggle. You will be asked for a password, which is actually a passphrase you may choose at will.

You will need to enter this password only once per session, much like for ordinary ssh-connections.

Working within the University Network

After the installation of ftp-remote-edit has been successfully completed, the following settings have to be made in order to work within the University Network. Select: PackagesFtp-remote-editToggle and enter your password. On the left side of the editor the remote pane has now opened. Right click on the pane and select Edit Servers. Enter the settings for the desired cluster according the following template:

 example setting for Mogon I  example setting for Mogon II
Working Remotely outside the University Network

Thereafter, selecting Toggle will give you the remote pane with a Edit Servers button. Select it and enter settings according to this template:

 example setting for the Mogon I fileserver

Please note:

  • Select the hostname for direct connect to the file server. This can be either for Mogon I or If you develop in your home directory, this choice does not matter. See the filesystem page for further details.
  • Choose the plain FTP protocol, but require an encrypted handshake with Require explicit FTP over TLS.
  • As the logon type should be Username / Password, supply them in the according fields.
  • Finally supply a full qualified path, e.g. /gpfs/fs1/home/<username>/… or /lustre/miifs01/project/<projectname>. See the filesystem page for further options.

gedit is a nice and simple to use editor with syntax highlighting for a number of languages. Due to its simplicity it is the favorite tool for some of our courses.

Turning off Gtk Warnings

gedit issues a number of (annoying and meaningless) Gtk warnings. They can be turned off by placing this snippet in your .bashrc.

suppress-gnome-warnings() {
    # $1 is the name which should appear on history but is otherwise unused.
    if [ -n "$*" ]; then
	# write the real command to history without the prefix
	history -s "$historyName ${@:2}"
	# catch the command output
	errorMsg=$( $* 2>&1 )
	# check if the command output contains not a (one of two) GTK-Warnings
	if ! $(echo $errorMsg | grep -q 'Gtk-WARNING\|connect to accessibility bus'); then
	    echo $errorMsg
gedit() {
   suppress-gnome-warnings $FUNCNAME $(which $FUNCNAME) $@


emacs is provided on every login node.

vi / vim

vi (as vim) is provided on every login node.

''geany'' is provided a system package. You can simply use it on any login node.

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