Monday, May 7, 2012

Sublime Text 2 - Linux Textmate Alternative

There are plenty of editors and IDE's out there for Linux Rubyists and my search was based on an editor that was modern, fast, and a viable alternative to the popular Mac only editor Textmate.

Sublime Text 2 came out on top, as my editor of choice, for its features, speed, and ability to use Textmate themes. Its not perfect or free (price) yet... while its in beta status you are free to use it (with minor nagware). To get started see below or download directly (more detailed setup instructions in my next blog post).

Ubuntu install via the webupd8 maintained repo

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text-2-dev
sudo apt-get install sublime-text-2-beta

Install Railscasts theme


Place it here
.config/sublime-text-2/Packages/Color Scheme - Default

Select it
Preferences > Color Scheme > railscasts