I’m looking for a simple text editor for Ruby to work under WinXP SP2.
- syntax colouring (of course)
- an incorporated window that shows your code working, even when your
code requires gets input
- option to turn background to black and adjust colours accordingly
(would be nice to have a “convert to black” button, or even better,
default black background).
- folder navigation and “projects”
- ability to open more than one Ruby file with tabs
- autocompletion of code
I’ve tried Scite but couldn’t get the incorporated code working window
working when your code required input. I was directed to a fix which I
tried but the fix did not fix it. There’s was no option to turn the
background to black anyway, so I abandoned it.
I tried FreeRIDE. Had the option to turn the background to black, but no
black background convert button. Had multifile open tabs. Had folder
navigation and projects capabilities. Had a code working window, but I
couldn’t get this one working either. Went to their website and there
was mention of problems in windows - supposed to work fine in Linux
though. I liked FreeRIDE but one of my top 3 requirements was broke so
I’ve put it aside.
Looked at vim and emacs through some nice screencasts. A little too
complicated for my purpose at this early stage of my Ruby career. I can
see myself ending up using either of these eventually though.
Found Arachno and Ruby in Steel, but alas I don’t own Visual Basic and
won’t be buying it just to run Ruby code.
What’s left? Any simple text editor for Ruby that meets my 3 must have