pluma is a small and lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the MATE
environment. Based on gedit, the text editor for the GNOME2 environment.
pluma is part of MATE and uses the latest GTK+ and MATE libraries.
Complete MATE integration is featured, with support for Drag and Drop (DnD)
from Caja (the MATE file manager), the use of the MATE help system,
the MATE Virtual File System and the MATE print framework.
pluma uses a Multiple Document Interface (MDI), which lets you edit more than
one document at the same time.
pluma supports most standard editing features, plus several not found in your
average text editor (plugins being the most notable of these).
Although new features are always under development, currently pluma has:
* Complete support for UTF-8 text
* Syntax highlighting
* Support for editing remote files
* Search and Replace
* Printing and Print Previewing Support
* File Revert
* A complete preferences interface
* Configurable Plugin system
Some of the plugins, packaged and installed with pluma include, among others:
* Word count
* Spell checker
* Change case of selected text
* File Browser
* Insert Date/Time
* Tag list
pluma requires GTK+-3.14.x and GtkSourceView 3.0.x.
Simple install procedure:
% gzip -cd mate-text-editor.tar.gz | tar xvf - # unpack the sources
% cd mate-text-editor # change to the toplevel directory
% ./autogen.sh # run the `configure' script
% make # build pluma
[ Become root if necessary ]
% make install # install pluma
Pluma has several test that can be run after compilation. Run them by issueing "make check". However there are a couple of requirements that need to be satified before they will pass.
* You need the gsettings schemas installed for some tests to be able to run.
* You need to mount sftp://localhost/ with gvfs-mount for one test to pass.