- Python: version >= 3.3 (-> use mcepl/reStPlugin for Python 2.x)
- Docutils and Pygments:
sudo apt-get install python3-docutils
Choose the right source for your version of gedit from the releases on GitHub. With
gityou can checkout the corresponding tag (e.g.
git checkout gedit-3.8).
gedit-3.8: 3.8 <= gedit < to 3.10 gedit-3.10: gedit >= 3.10 (3.18 has been reported to work fine)
reST.pluginfile in gedit's plugins directory. The standard one should be
~/.local/share/gedit/plugins/. Alternatively, the global directory is something like
Copy the whole
reSTfolder into the same directory.
You should then obtain something like this:
.../plugins/ reST.plugin reST/ __init__.py makeTable.py etc.
- Follow the instructions in syntax/README.rst to activate syntax highlighting. (Note that recent versions of gedit already ship with this included. Check the language mode drop-down in the footer bar of gedit's editor window.)
Activate the plugin via Edit / Preferences / Plugins and check the checkbox
The plugin is now activated, and you should have a new panel inside the
bottom pane named
reStructuredText Preview. If you don't see the panel on
the bottom of the editor window make it visible via View / Bottom Panel.
Prior versions versions of this plugin had more features (manual reloading
Ctrl+Shift+R, export to HTML, LaTeX and LibreOffice formats). See
the July 4, 2014 version of this README.
If you want these features in again please get your hands dirty and make a pull request. The refactored code base of the current version should make this more easy than ever. Your contribution is appreciated!
If you're not totally happy with this plugin try the following editors for quick and free solutions of editing reStructuredText files: