SciTE Alternatives

Are there any good SciTE alternatives that are mainly for Ruby editing
and compiling? I don’t mean FreeRIDE, as I can’t stand that program
(so many warnings and errors when you run it, it’s unbelievable).

Can you guys give me any alternatives? (a link to a list or a direct
link is fine)

  • Alx

PythonUsr wrote:

Are there any good SciTE alternatives that are mainly for Ruby editing
and compiling? I don’t mean FreeRIDE, as I can’t stand that program
(so many warnings and errors when you run it, it’s unbelievable).

This may be the same problem fxri has. fxri does work though, so if you
say errors with freeride it may be something diferent.

Can you guys give me any alternatives? (a link to a list or a direct
link is fine)

I’m using jEdit as editor when I need to look at large classes. Normally
I’m using SciTE.

jedit is available at http://www.jedit.org/

You may want to read these instructions for how to install the ruby
plugin http://rubyjedit.org/download/

And btw, ruby programs are not compiled.

Stefan

On Mar 18, 9:34 am, Stefan M. [email protected] wrote:

Stefan
Heh, I know… I usually use SciTE, but it hates me, now. It freezes
when I use gets() for anything…

I’ll check jEdit out… Is it free?

On 3/18/07, PythonUsr [email protected] wrote:

Are there any good SciTE alternatives that are mainly for Ruby editing
and compiling? I don’t mean FreeRIDE, as I can’t stand that program
(so many warnings and errors when you run it, it’s unbelievable).

Am I missing something?
I have used FreeRide many times with no errors (unless my code has
bugs).
Is there a problem with new versions?

Harry

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On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 09:30:04PM +0900, PythonUsr wrote:

Are there any good SciTE alternatives that are mainly for Ruby editing
and compiling? I don’t mean FreeRIDE, as I can’t stand that program
(so many warnings and errors when you run it, it’s unbelievable).

Can you guys give me any alternatives? (a link to a list or a direct
link is fine)

The free version of Komodo Edit may be of interest:
http://www.activestate.com/products/komodo_edit/
It’s derived from Mozilla code I believe.

I’m not a GUI fan, and I still use my Unix editor (joe), but this is
almost
good enough to make me change. It’s fast to load, and easy to navigate.

There is also a version with IDE, which is expensive but has a free
trial.
(But with Ruby, I’m happy using an editor to edit, and a shell to run)

Regards,

Brian.

On 3/18/07, PythonUsr [email protected] wrote:

Are there any good SciTE alternatives that are mainly for Ruby editing
and compiling? I don’t mean FreeRIDE, as I can’t stand that program
(so many warnings and errors when you run it, it’s unbelievable).

Can you guys give me any alternatives? (a link to a list or a direct
link is fine)

Mondrian [http://www.mondrian-ide.com/] looks pretty good. I don’t
know why it’s not more popular.

martin

Netbeans if providing a very nice IDE for Ruby development. Take a look
at this thread:

http://www.ruby-forum.com/topic/101616#new

There you can find a comparison between this IDE and Eclipse’s.

Regards,

Nando

Martin DeMello wrote:

martin
Is it a live project? I looked at both Mondrian and FreeRide a while
back. They looked similar, but FreeRide looked more active, and it was
in Gentoo’s Portage tree.


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, FBG, AB, PTA, PGS, MS, MNLP, NST, ACMC§
http://borasky-research.blogspot.com/

If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given
rabbits fire.

Brian C. wrote:

The free version of Komodo Edit may be of interest:

Brian.

I have the paid-up version of Komodo and I just love it! If you’re doing
multi-language development (Perl, Python, PHP, Tcl, Ruby are the main
ones) it’s very well integrated. If you’re doing either Perl or Tcl
development on Windows, it’s probably the best thing out there. There
are some good alternatives on open source platforms, but on Windows,
Komodo is worth what they charge for it.

BTW, I have the Linux version. :slight_smile:


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, FBG, AB, PTA, PGS, MS, MNLP, NST, ACMC§
http://borasky-research.blogspot.com/

If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given
rabbits fire.

On 3/18/07, Harry [email protected] wrote:

On 3/18/07, PythonUsr [email protected] wrote:

Are there any good SciTE alternatives that are mainly for Ruby editing
and compiling? I don’t mean FreeRIDE, as I can’t stand that program
(so many warnings and errors when you run it, it’s unbelievable).

Am I missing something?
I have used FreeRide many times with no errors (unless my code has bugs).
Is there a problem with new versions?

This was a probem with FXRuby when the first version of Ruby 1.8.5 was
released (tons of warnings, but it still worked) This was fix with newer
versions of FXRuby and/or the newer release of 1.8.5-p12. It shouldn’t
be a
problem any longer.

Curt

I’m using jEdit as editor when I need to look at large classes. Normally
I’m using SciTE.

I’m curious: Why normally SciTE, not jEdit?
(I don’t know SciTE, I use jEdit… , Windows.)

  • Axel

On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 10:50:05PM +0900, PythonUsr wrote:

Heh, I know… I usually use SciTE, but it hates me, now. It freezes
when I use gets() for anything…

What platform? You may be able to get SciTE working properly again, and
not have to worry about a new editor.

I for one don’t like jEdit.

Too heavy.

How about emacs with some use-me-without-freaky-shortcuts mode?

Hi,
i recently shifted to RoR and have being doing some extensive
comparison on
IDEs best suiting RoR development. Now Scite comes with ruby, its free
and
simple…so for a start, i would suggest that but the one which i liked
was
eclipse with ruby plug in. I personally go for IDEs which are more hands
on
and not intellesense base(like VB)…like Turbo C++ of old…also it
depends
on which platform u are working on - windows / linux…personnaly i
found
working in linux better and more fun…there a vi editor version is good
called Vim…anyway check out the following site…give a good
comparison…hope this helps…
http://codesnipers.com/?q=node/72&title=Ruby-Editor/IDE-Comparison

just Meadow/Emacs !!

On Mon, Mar 19, 2007 at 06:10:04PM +0900, SonOfLilit wrote:

I for one don’t like jEdit.

Too heavy.

How about emacs with some use-me-without-freaky-shortcuts mode?

Vim?

hii
you can use activestate komodo for free for some days it’s a good ide
for
ruby i think

On Mar 18, 9:56 am, Brian C. [email protected] wrote:

The free version of Komodo Edit may be of interest:http://www.activestate.com/products/komodo_edit/
It’s derived from Mozilla code I believe.

I’m not a GUI fan, and I still use my Unix editor (joe), but this is almost
good enough to make me change. It’s fast to load, and easy to navigate.

Activestate just changed their licensing so I can’t speak to the free
editor or expensive ide but I bought the $29 dollar ide and editor
from their last licensing model and I wouldn’t use anything else.
Works on 3 platforms and has an ‘intellisense’ syntax analyzer that
has saved me quite a lot of time (especially in javascript but also in
ruby). It does have bugs and hopefully they have been fixed to justify
the new expensive ide. It also has a ruby shell but I found it lame
compared to SciTE’s and irb.

Bob

[email protected] wrote:

Activestate just changed their licensing so I can’t speak to the free
editor or expensive ide but I bought the $29 dollar ide and editor
from their last licensing model and I wouldn’t use anything else.
Works on 3 platforms and has an ‘intellisense’ syntax analyzer that
has saved me quite a lot of time (especially in javascript but also in
ruby). It does have bugs and hopefully they have been fixed to justify
the new expensive ide. It also has a ruby shell but I found it lame
compared to SciTE’s and irb.

Bob

The licensing change was essentially to make the “$29 dollar IDE”
(Personal Edition) free as in beer. I have the “expensive IDE” on Linux
and the free editor on Windows. I’m really spoiled by the IDE – I think
it’s worth the money for the hooks to CVS and Subversion and all the
other goodies.

I’ll have to agree with you on “irb” though. The full IDE has a hack to
bring up the standard Ruby executable in an interactive mode, but if
you’re used to irb, you have to learn a new interface. I think the
ActiveState folks are looking at connecting to irb, but even if they
aren’t, you can add a cmd prompt (Windows) or an xterm/konsole/whatever
window running irb as a tool in the toolbox, which is what I’ve done.


M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, FBG, AB, PTA, PGS, MS, MNLP, NST, ACMC§
http://borasky-research.blogspot.com/

If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given
rabbits fire.

PythonUsr wrote:

On Mar 18, 9:34 am, Stefan M. [email protected] wrote:
Heh, I know… I usually use SciTE, but it hates me, now. It freezes
when I use gets() for anything…

Can you show example code - I never had problems with SciTE.

I’ll check jEdit out… Is it free?

Yes, I think so. But maybe they have a licence statement on their
website.

Stefan