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What is Mogan Editor

Mogan Editor is a structure editor delivered by Xmacs Labs. We are dedicated to make Mogan Editor the most user-friendly distribution of GNU TeXmacs.

GNU TeXmacs is a structured editor developed since the late 1990s by Joris van der Hoeven, a mathematician at CNRS in France. It is designed to write high-quality technical documents using an intuitive and easy-to-use graphical interface, and able to achieve the same level of results as LaTeX. Its main users are currently primary and secondary school teachers and university researchers.

Video: A quick tour of GNU TeXmacs

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The birth of Mogan Editor

Darcy Shen released Mogan Editor v1.0.0 on January 30, 2022, based on Massimiliano Gubinelli's S7 Scheme port, and created Xmacs Labs, a non-profit organization that aims to popularize GNU TeXmacs and make it available for everyone to enjoy exploring science and technology via the excellent software developed by Joris van der Hoeven.

Mogan Editor v.s. GNU TeXmacs

The main differences from GUN TeXmacs:

  • Reasonable configuration tuning. For example, the default shortcut style in Mogan Editor is Emacs style, so that the shortcut keys are consistent across platforms. If you want to switch back to the Ctrl-C or Cmd-C shortcut style which varies with the system, you can change it back in Edit→Preferences→General→Look and feel.
  • Radical technical options. For example, Mogan Editor switched the GUI framework from Qt 4.8.x to Qt 5.15.x, and switched the script execution engine from Guile 1.8.x to S7 Scheme, which can be quite unstable while enjoying the advantages of new technology.

Let us enjoy exploring science and technology!