Gedit was a feature-rich excellent editor that was getting even better and better with contribution of multiple enthusiasts from all over the world. After we forked to Mate and now have Pluma, we are locked out of all those riches we had in Gedit. Without those Pluma is no way a substitute of Gedit. This is a very bad situation that we should not stand and endure. We should acknowledge that at the moment Linux Mint 16, otherwise an excellent distribution, has a very poor bare metal generic main text editor.
port Gedit plugins to Pluma, or better
post explanations how users can port Gedit plugins to Pluma themselves, or even better
rebuild Pluma to accept Gedit plugins intact.
There is a good collection of Pluma plugins here: https://github.com/cygwinports/mate-text-editor-plugins
, but it does not include plugins that I used with Gedit and found very useful for me. I need them very much! They are Geditshortcuts, GeditSplitView and ChangeEncoding plugins - I will enclose them in attachment.
People tried to come with an initiative like this before - see http://community.linuxmint.com/idea/view/3414
, but so far in vain. It's time to solve this puzzle!
Let's create a list of plugins we want ported to Pluma to make it the Ultimate Text Editor! Please post plugins you recommend.
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