Would anyone care for a Gedit plugin?

With some time to kill before our big v0.13 release, I wanted to see what it would be like to create a RabbitVCS plugin for Gedit.  It turns out, it actually isn’t too terribly hard.  In fact, all I needed to do was implement the Gedit plugin parts and write a new class to generate menus that work with Gedit.  Currently, the plugin has the narrow focus of providing menu items for RabbitVCS actions, but in the future it could be expanded to providing a sidebar panel, or more.

Here is a quick demo video showing RabbitVCS-on-Gedit in action!

If you’re interested in running the Gedit plugin, you’ll need to be running up-to-date code from our SVN repository.  The Gedit bits are here.  If you’d like to wait for a release, it will be available for the beta release (coming next week).

I’d love it if someone would like to take over this plugin and really make it something special, as I really just wanted to get the ball rolling and show that it is possible to take RabbitVCS outside of the file manager domain.  If you’re interested in contributing to or even taking over development for the Gedit plugin, send an email to our developer’s mailing list.

11 responses to “Would anyone care for a Gedit plugin?”

  1. Stephen says:

    Very nice :D

  2. martin says:

    nice! great work

  3. Brett Alton says:

    I use both for work, so yes, I’d love to see a plugin for gEdit :)

  4. Ben Morris says:

    Very nice. What I’d love to see is a file browser plugin for gEdit that incorporates RabbitVCS. That would be awesome.

  5. Webbin says:

    :( Not working in my lucid 64bit

  6. Luis Miguel Bravo says:

    Good Morning, in my ubuntu 12.04 Alpha, doesn’t work, I have Gedit 3.3.3 and this package installed “rabbitvcs-gedit”

  7. Jan says:

    Indeed – had to install it into ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins for this plugin to become visible. Looks fine now, thanks.

  8. Brano says:

    I had same problem. The plugin was not visible and it was installed in “/usr/share/gedit/plugins”, but I think the correct folder is “/usr/lib/gedit/plugins”, because moving the two files helped me.

    sudo mv /usr/share/gedit/plugins/rabbitvcs-* /usr/lib/gedit/plugins

    Anyway, good job! RabbitVCS is great!

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