Crimson editor

Crimson Editor is a professional source code editor for Windows. This program is not only fast in loading time, but also small in size (so small that it can be copied in one floppy disk). While it can serve as a good replacement for Notepad, it also offers many powerful features for programming languages such as HTML, C/C++, Perl and Java.

Application Details:

Version: 3.70
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.21

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Installs without issue but requires MFC42.dll to run. Use "winetricks vcrun6" for this.

What does not

  • Search-and-replace (Ctrl-H) does not work for case-by-case, only for "replace all."
  • If a file changes on disk outside of the program, CE detects it and displays a "File has changed.... Reload?" dialog but then locks up completely and must be killed.
  • As of Wine 1.3.20 the right-click dialog no longer works for the file tabs ("MDI file tabs") at the top of the window. Previously a menu was displayed with file-specific functions (Close, Close All, Reload, etc).
  • F10: MS-DOS shell (somewhat expected)


What was not tested

Didn't test FTP/Open Remote.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

CE is a nice, compact text editor with lots of usability features -- column editing mode (love this), macros, syntax highlighting, auto-indent, restrict search/replace to a selection, regular expression search/replace (unusual for Windows-based editor), option to remove trailing whitespace on save, lots of hotkey shortcuts, and plenty of other nice details. I'd love to see a native Linux port, but until then (never), it runs very well under Wine.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 20 20111.3.21Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 23 20080.9.59.Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowCentOS 4.3Apr 19 20070.9.2.Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxNov 27 20050.9.2.Yes Yes NoGoldNeil 

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