This page and pages like it should not be on doc, as it's not about documenting Tiki, the application. Please see where.

Linux specific tools

This page lists the free software tools that can only be found under a GNU/Linux platform.

Please check first the Multiplatform tools, which are mostly installable (if not native :-) to GNU/Linux also, and they are recommended since they can be used by your colleagues which don't know (yet) how to use free software operating systems


(CVS: Concurrent Versions System, GUI: Graphical User Interface)

A graphical frontend to CVS. (C++) [GNU/Linux, Unix] It aims to support CVS and other version control system programs in a unified interface

PHP Editors

a GNOME2 editor that is dedicated to editing PHP files and other supporting files, like HTML/CSS
Lightweight but powerful text editor of the GNOME project.

Text editing supporting utf-8

Lightweight but powerful text editor of the GNOME project.
The Kate project develops two main products: KatePart, the advanced editor component which is used in numerous KDE applications requiring a text editing component, and Kate, a MDI text editor application. In addition, we provide KWrite, a simple SDI editor shell which allows the user to select his/her favourite editor component.
A simple text editor for Xfce based on Leafpad ("...and everything foes faster").

Blog posting

A weblog client that allows you to post to your weblog from Linux without the need for a separate browser window.

Image editing and screenshot capturing

An image viewer and browser for the GNOME Desktop.
a simple applet for taking screenshots. It is capable of capturing images of the whole desktop, a single window, a section of a window or a selected region. The images can then be saved in a variety of formats.

Screencasting or Desktop Session recording

a desktop session recorder for the Free Desktop. Istanbul project records your session into an Ogg Theora video file. To start the recording, you click on its icon in the notification area. To stop you click its icon again. It works on Gnome, KDE, XFCE and others.

File Transfer (ftp, sftp)

gFTP is a free multithreaded ftp client for *NIX based machines running X11R6 or later.

A web browser, file manager and file viewer designed as a core part of the K Desktop Environment.

File compression/decompression

A graphical program for managing various archive formats within the KDE environment. Archives can be viewed, extracted, created and modified from within Ark. The program can handle various formats such as tar, gzip, bzip2, zip, rar and lha (if appropriate command-line programs are installed). Ark can work closely with Konqueror in the KDE environment to handle archives, if you install the Konqueror Integration plugin available in the konq-plugins package.