JEdit – with Textmate abilities!
Being on Ubuntu I no longer have access to Textmate
But there is a solution
In the above forum post N0NS3QUiTUR describes how to turn JEdit into a powerful Ruby on Rails text editor for Ubuntu or Windows (and mac..).
Step one, plugins
- Ruby Plugin
- Project Viewer
- Buffer Tabs
Step two, tabs
Utilities => Global Options => Editing:
- Tab width: 2
- Indent: 2
- Soft (emulated with spaces) tabs: [checked]
Step Three, font
Utilities => Global Options => TextArea
- Text font: Bitstream Vera Sans Mono, 12, Plain
- Anti Alias smooth text: subpixel
That should set you up. There is more covered in the link above but I didn’t find the other ones useful, and I changed the font to size 12 as I find 18 too big.
Enjoy your free Textmate able editor!
Syntax highlighting comes nowhere close to Textmates cleverness. I manage without it and I will post a little hack later as how to get .erb files syntax highlighting.
In: Ubuntu Tricks · Tagged with: Editor, Java, JEdit, Textmate, Ubuntu, Windows