Redcar: A Programmer’s Text Editor Written in Ruby
Tháng Tư 14, 2009
Redcar probably isn’t going to be your next editor, at least not yet. It’s still in its early stages with version 0.1 only being released a week ago and you have to get it running from source (no binary distributions yet). Despite all of this, it already boasts compatibly with Textmate highlighting, snippets, and quite a lot of Textmate bundle commands. It’s GPL2 licensed, too. The code is available in a Github repository.
Despite the focus on GNOME, it should be possible to get Redcar running on both Windows and Mac OS X as well as Linux, but I’ve personally found the dependencies for Ruby-GNOME2 to be an absolute beast to install on OS X. Installation instructions are provided, however, for the brave.
Redcar is already a good looking app (on Linux, at least) and even though it’s in its early days, it provides an interesting case study for if you want to build a Ruby GUI app based around Ruby-GNOME2.