May 26, 2018
Modern editor backend written in Rust
The xi editor project is an attempt to build a high quality text editor, using modern software engineering techniques.
- Incredibly high performance. All editing operations should commit and paint in under 16ms. The editor should never make you wait for anything.
- Beauty. The editor should fit well on a modern desktop, and not look like a throwback from the ’80s or ’90s. Text drawing should be done with the best technology available Core Text on Mac, DirectWrite on Windows, etc., and support Unicode fully.
- Reliability. Crashing, hanging, or losing work should never happen.
- Developer friendliness. It should be easy to customize xi editor, whether by adding plug-ins or hacking on the core.