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Hi, I am Jan. This is my old Ruby blog. I still post about Ruby, but I now do it on You should also install Irbtools to improve your IRB.

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Duncan Bayne | May 01, 2010

gedit??? Seriously? Give Emacs a whirl ...

johan | May 01, 2010

Of course you don't :-) I'm using openSuSE (with vi and some plugins) for all my development work (will switch to Ubuntu when I get my new hardware rig, not because openSuSE doesn't work, but simply because I want to resemble the production environments a bit closer).

dziulius | May 01, 2010

Emacs? Seriously? Do you have 6 fingers on each hand? :D agreed about ubuntu, but i prefer VIM, I think it's more powerfull editor.

al | June 25, 2010

Anything but Eclipse.

Randuin | June 28, 2010

Vim 4 ever

0x4a6f4672 | July 15, 2010

GEdit is cool for notes, To Do lists, etc. Netbeans and Eclipse are better for Rails development on Ubuntu.

Ernest | December 19, 2010

You all asked for it (Uncle Bob about vim): and skip to 35:10. I could not agree more. This is a great talk, watch it all (probably, after you calm down :)

Vaibhav.K | June 20, 2011

Building native extensions. This could take a while...
ERROR: Error installing cucumber:
ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

/usr/bin/ruby1.8 extconf.rb
checking for re.h... yes
checking for ruby/st.h... no
creating Makefile

gcc -I. -I/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/i686-linux -I/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/i686-linux -I. -DHAVE_RE_H -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -fPIC -fno-strict-aliasing -g -g -O3 -fPIC -Wall -c parser.c
gcc -shared -o parser.o -L. -L/usr/lib -L. -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -rdynamic -Wl,-export-dynamic -lruby1.8 -lpthread -lrt -ldl -lcrypt -lm -lc
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpthread
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lrt
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ldl
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcrypt
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lm
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lc
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lc
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [] Error 1

Gem files will remain installed in /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/json-1.5.3 for inspection.
Results logged to /var/lib/gems/1.8/gems/json-1.5.3/ext/json/ext/parser/gem_make.out

Vaibhav.K | June 20, 2011

Please reply soon... or mail me to

sohussain | October 22, 2011

Update "4 – Make gedit better than any IDE ;)" for Gedit v3.x ?? ploX.x

sohussain | February 22, 2012

ZOMG! TY for the Gedit update