View Full Version : Redcar: A TextMate like editor for Gnome.

August 7th, 2009, 06:40 AM
I have been trying out various editors for various languages and scripts/markup such as Geany, Bluefish, even Aptana. I came across Redcar, a infant-stage programming editor under development written in Ruby/Vala with many TextMate (Mac) like aspects. Some great aspects

- tree style file manager
- huge language bundles(ex Rails commands) and highlighting.
- Lots of themes including, for anyone that watches Railscasts, the sweet textmate theme Ryan uses in his casts is included as well
- tons of built in snippets for many languages


I have been using Geany so far, but it has some good potential and I figured worthwhile posting about on the forums. Got it running nicely on 9.04 from instructions here


install forum thread


October 14th, 2009, 12:31 PM
A good one thank you.

January 7th, 2010, 10:41 PM
Redcar 0.3 is now a Ruby Gem!

Runs on JRuby (newly ported to) but also the Ruby MRI as well.

Looking forward to future releases.

Redcar 0.3 Release (http://redcareditor.com/2009/12/christmas-gem-redcar-030dev/)

March 9th, 2010, 12:55 AM
This one looks really nice, I have been looking for something better than gEdit and this looks promising.