GLSL Hacker does not come with a bloated graphical user interface. Instead, GLSL Hacker uses simple files (*.xml, *.lua, *.py, etc) to store a demo. All you need to create demos with GLSL Hacker is a simple text editor to edit these files.
Here is a selection of some of them:
- Notepad++: Windows
- Geany: Windows, Linux and Raspbian (Raspberry Pi)
- Sublime: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
- Light Table: Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
On Linux and Raspberry Pi, the installytion of Geany is very simple. Just open a terminal and type:
$ sudo apt-get install geany
On Windows, I use Notepad++. On Linux and Raspberry Pi, I use Geany. On OS X, I use Sublime.