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Beaver is an Early AdVanced EditoR. Beaver is a GTK+2 editor designed to be:

Beaver starts up fast and doesn't use a lot of memory. Beaver's only dependency is GTK+2, so no need to install other libraries eating your disk space. These things make Beaver very suitable for old computers and use in small Linux distributions.
The Beaver core just supplies basic functionality and syntax highlighting. Additional functionality can be found in plugins, which are available on our Plugins page. This way, we make it possible for you to customize Beaver to your personal flavour.
A clean interface, enabling you to do your work efficiently, and high-quality Tango artwork.


Beaver 0.4.1 Stable (bug fix release) has been released! Get it on our download page.

Beaver 0.4.0 Stable has been released! Get it on our download page.

Beaver 0.4.0 Release Candidate 1 has been released! Get it on our download page.



  • Trevor Brown - admin
  • Tobias Heinzen - developer
  • Higor Eurípedes - developer
  • Double 12 - developer
  • Vinay Pawar - artist
  • Andrea Florio - developer/packager
  • Damien Terrier (retired)
  • Marc Bevand (retired)
  • Emmanuel Turquin (retired)
  • Michael Terry (retired)
  • Leslie Polzer (retired)

Contact us

If you encounter any bugs or have a question about Beaver: