Topic: Thinking of switching to gedit
I'm thinking of switching to gedit as my IDE for Rails/PHP/etc., and wondered if anyone might have some tips about doing so in a smooth way.
I started using Ubuntu almost a year ago, and am loving it. I started using Eclipse at first, with RadRails. I have several years of experience with Dreamweaver and Visual Studio, and once I had a job where I had to use GoLive, so I thought Eclipse would help the transition go smoothly.
Anyway. I like Eclipse, but I don't take advantage of all of the features, and I begin to feel like it's overkill for the way I work. Essentially, I need the following:
I picked up some plugins for gedit to do this, and they look very promising.
2. access to the file system.
Historically, this is what has kept me from using text editors rather than larger IDEs. I like being able to open and close my files from within the IDE, and not have to have an extra window open to do that kind of thing. I have the gedit plugin for this as well, but evidently it doesn't allow one to drag / drop files into different folders and such. I think I can live without this, but it is a feature I would miss. Is there a way to do this?
Really, I am happy with this. Code completion isn't a big deal to me, but I'm sure it's available to some extent as well.
Has anyone else made this kind of switch? If so, what other tips/ideas would you share with someone considering it?
I look forward to any discussion.