In part 1, I listed some useful development plugins in the default gEdit installation and the gedit-plugins. In this post, I will list the first batch of useful third-party plugins for developers from the third party gEdit plugins list (http://live.gnome.org/Gedit/Plugins).
- Advanced Find/Replace (http://code.google.com/p/advanced-find/)
This plugin can search or replace specified characters whether in the current document, opened documents, or selected directory. The search results will be outputted to the Bottom Pane after a search is performed. It also highlights the search results in the document. It is useful to find a specified function or class within a project/directory.
- AutoComplete (https://github.com/nagaozen/gedit-plugin-autocomplete/)
This plugin suggests words that exists in the opened documents as you type. According to its website, I think it also suggests custom libraries although I was not tested it yet. It would save me lots of time to retype the function name.
- Session Autosave (http://sourceforge.net/projects/geditautosaves/)
Once this plugin is enabled, it will save the current opened tabs/documents on exit and reopen them when gEdit started next time. The feature is the exactly the same with NetBeans default feature for opening up last opened documents to continue editing them. However, I noticed that it only saves opened documents. This means that it will open the previously closed documents when gEdit started. The solution is to select Tools -> Session Save to refresh the session.
To Be Continued …
These are just a couple of plugins I tested. In the next post, I will list some more plugins useful for programming development. All the plugins mentioned in this post and the upcoming posts are available on the gEdit plugin page (http://live.gnome.org/Gedit/Plugins).
Do you have any gEdit plugins that does not list on the gEdit plugin page? Please share them in the comments below.