retext - Simple text editor for Markdown and reStructuredText

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename retext_5.0.1-1_all.deb
Package name retext
Package version 5.0.1
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category editors implemented-in::python interface::x11 role::program uitoolkit::qt use::editing use::text-formatting works-with-format::html works-with-format::odf works-with-format::pdf works-with::text x11::application
License -
Maintainer Dmitry Shachnev <>
Download size 78.04 KB
Installed size 408.00 KB
ReText is a simple editor for Markdown and reStructuredText markup languages.
ReText supports tabs, live text preview and syntax highlighting. Supported
export formats: HTML, ODT, PDF. It is also possible to write custom export
It is written in Python using Qt libraries.


Package Version Architecture Repository
retext_5.0.1-1_all.deb 5.0.1 all Debian Main
retext - - -


Name Value
python3-markups -
python3-pyqt5 -
python3-pyqt5.qtwebkit -
python3:any >= 3.3.2-2~


Name Value
retext-wpgen << 4.0~


Type URL
Binary Package retext_5.0.1-1_all.deb
Source Package retext

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install retext deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install retext




2014-10-26 - Dmitry Shachnev <>
retext (5.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream bugfix release.
* Recommend both python3-markdown and python3-docutils.
* Update my e-mail address.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6, no changes needed.
2014-07-26 - Dmitry Shachnev <>
retext (5.0.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Update debian/copyright.
* Run upstream tests during build.
* Wrap-and-sort debian/control.
* Update debian/watch to point to PyPI.
2014-06-14 - Dmitry Shachnev <>
retext (4.1.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream bugfix release.
* Should no longer have python3.3 depends (closes: #751572).
2014-04-01 - Dmitry Shachnev <>
retext (4.1.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update dependencies for PyQt5, it is now available on most
architectures (LP: #1225418).
2014-03-30 - Dmitry Shachnev <>
retext (4.1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream bugfix release.
* Drop our desktop file, and use one provided by upstream
(LP: #1298808).
* Drop our markdown mime file, and instead recommend shared-mime-info
which provides the same.
* Recommend python3-markdown | python3-docutils (closes: #737354).
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5, no changes needed.
2013-11-01 - Dmitry Shachnev <>
retext (4.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Make use of new --no-rename option.
* Add trailing semicolon for MimeType field in retext.desktop.
2013-08-18 - Dmitry Shachnev <>
retext (4.1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* x-retext-markdown.xml: Fix codes of Chinese languages, thanks
Jakub Wilk.
2013-07-31 - Dmitry Shachnev <>
retext (4.1~beta1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
* New upstream beta release.
* Drop git_fix_monospace_fonts.patch, included in this release.
* Force .py extension on scripts, needed for byte-compilation.
* Add Hungarian translation (from Transifex).
2013-05-22 - Dmitry Shachnev <>
retext (4.0.1-2) experimental; urgency=low
* debian/rules: use lrelease-qt4 instead of lrelease.
* Build qm files directly in locale, and add locale/*qm to
* Added Brazilian Portuguese translation (from Transifex).
* Drop the reStructuredText mime file, instead recommend
docutils-common (>= 0.10-3~) which ships it now.
* debian/patches/git_fix_monospace_fonts.patch: work-around
monospace fonts not working with QtWebKit 2.3 (LP: #1165378).
2013-03-24 - Dmitry Shachnev <>
retext (4.0.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream bugfix release.
* Update debian/watch to work with new tarball names, and exclude
unstable releases.
* Use canonical Vcs-Svn URI (fixes Lintian warning).
* Added Welsh and Ukrainian translations (from Transifex).
* Support new text/x-rst mime file that will be added in
docutils-common package soon.
* Simplify retext.install.

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