This package provides some helpful plugins and language definitions, for developing ruby and ruby on rails applications with gedit, the default gtk text/source editor. While gedit, in it’s default state, is a very vanilla text editor, it can be extended through plugins, written either in Python or C, making it a very simple but powerful development environment.
After cloning this repo, simply run the provided install.sh script, and the plugins and language definitions will be applied for you.
One other thing I would suggest, you can get emacs like navigation keys by setting desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme to “Emacs” in gconf.
If you have a particular plugin, snippet, or any other configuration tweak, you find helpful in transforming gedit into a ruby development environment, please fork this repository and contribute.
Further, if you like pretty colors, check out my other gedit repo, http://github.com/mig/gedit-themes