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Gedit Source Code Browser

A source code class and function browser plugin for Gedit 3.

  • Author: Micah Carrick
  • Version: 3.0.0
  • Date: 2011-05-06

This plugin will add a new tab to the side pane in the Gedit text editor which shows symbols (functions, classes, variables, etc.) for the active document. Clicking a symbol in the list wil jump to the line on which that symbol is defined.

See the ctags supported languages for a list of the 41 programming languages supported by this plugin.

Requirements

This plugins is for Gedit 3 and is not compatible with Gedit 2.x.

The Gedit Source Code Browser plugin uses Exuberant Ctags to parse symbols out of source code. Exuberant Ctags is avaialable in the software repository for many distributions. To make sure you have ctags correctly installed, issue the following command:

ctags --version

Make sure that you see Exuberant Ctags in the version output.

Installation

  1. Download this repository by clicking the Downloads button at the top of the github page or issue the following command in a terminal:

    git clone git://github.com/Quixotix/gedit-source-code-browser.git

  2. Copy the file sourcecodebrowser.plugin and the folder sourcecodebrowser to ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins/.

  3. Restart Gedit.

  4. Activate the plugin in Gedit by choosing 'Edit > Preferences', the selecting the 'Plugins' tab, and checking the box next to 'Soucre Code Browser'.

Screenshots

Python code in Source Code Browser

Changes

Known Issues

  • CSS is not supported. This issue is about ctags and not this plugin. You can extend ctags to add support for any language you like. Many people have provided their fixes to on internet such as this patch for CSS support.

  • PHP is supported, however, PHP5 classes are not well supported. This is again an issue with ctags. There are numerous fixes to be found onn the internet such as these patches for better PHP5 support.

  • A configure dialog has not yet been implemented. Until the configuration dialog is added, a few settings are available for those who want to poke around in the code. The __init__ method of the SourceCodeBrowserPlugin class contains a few properties that can be changed.

BSD License

Copyright (c) 2011, Micah Carrick All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

  • Neither the name of Quixotix Software, LLC nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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