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
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
- 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: