Forum: Ruby on Rails [ANN] vim-rails package for Ubuntu/Debian

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Neil W. (Guest)
on 2007-07-25 07:51
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In my continuing quest for productivity and an easy life, I've put
together a .deb package of vim-scripts that change vim from merely the
world's greatest editor into a powerhouse for Rails development.

But more importantly than that I've got it into the Ubuntu
distribution (yeah!). So you'll be able to do

sudo apt-get install vim-rails

and you're good to go.

Or at least you will be able to once Gutsy is released and you
upgrade.... :-)

Until then it is a little bit more fiddly - see

The package is based around Tim Pope's stunning vim-rails script,
along with a bunch of other scripts that provide additional

- surround and allml scripts which are used by vim-rails.
- The project script to give you a explorer window to select your
- The dbext script which gives you direct access to the database
- The SimpleFold script so that you can fold your methods and classes
with ease (using \f)
- The SuperTab script so that completion works like it does under

also includes

- HAML syntax highlighting.
- And a couple of colour styles (vibrantink, vividchalk) that emulate
the colour scheme of a well known MacOs Rails Editor.

Try it out and see what you think. If you find a problem with it, or
have a suggestion for enhancement then let me know - preferably by
filing a bug on Launchpad here:


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