Please refer to our website for the user and developer documentation, including build instructions details. A quick build guide is described below.
Lite XL has support for high DPI display on Windows and Linux and, since 1.16.7 release, it supports retina displays on macOS.
Please note that Lite XL is compatible with lite for most plugins and all color themes. We provide a separate lite-plugins repository for Lite XL, because in some cases some adaptations may be needed to make them work better with Lite XL. The repository with modified plugins is https://github.com/franko/lite-plugins.
Lite XL is derived from lite. It is a lightweight text editor written mostly in Lua — it aims to provide something practical, pretty, small and fast easy to modify and extend, or to use without doing either.
Additional functionality can be added through plugins which are available in the plugins repository or in the Lite XL plugins repository.