In my never ending quest to find the ideal text editor here is another installment. Since I have been using VIM as my default command line editor for years I thought I give it a try for basic GUI editing as well.
There are several reasons why you might want to run different Apache Virtual Hosts as separate users from the Apache user account. My most frequent usage is on my development machine to allow running from my home directory.
The most commonly recommended option for this purpose is MPM-ITK (a quick hack would be to add yourself to the www-data group using “sudo usermod -a -G www-data USERNAME”)
Since I always had trouble with the Eclipse version that is avaialable via the Ubuntu repositories I often need to install Elcipse on new machinery. Hence I am documenting the process for myself and hopefully it might help others as well.
Note: download link needs to be updated – current as of 2014-01-27
tar -xzf eclipse-standard-luna-M4-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz
mv eclipse/ /opt
rm -f eclipse-standard-luna-M4-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz
ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse /usr/bin/eclipse
Create application launcher
NOTE: (Edit 2014-01-27) as of Ubuntu 13.10 you need to change the ‘exec’ line in the desktop launcher to include “env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0″ as you otherwise will not see any of the menu items in the top nav-bar.
Getting excited about a new text editor of all things is not something I like to admit to easily, but in my line of work (although less and less is actually doing hands on coding) text editing is an important part.
That’s why I checked out the BESPIN project as soon as I heard of it. The prospect of being able to edit your files from anywhere is very appealing to me since I spend a lot of time away from the desk and on devices that not always have good text editor (let alone all the files necessary). The thought of being able to edit files from a netbook while on the run is coming to mind straight away.
So far (even though this is a 0.1 ‘techo-preview’) I really like what you see. Not something that the average word processor crowd would find appealing or easy to use, but for somebody that is familiar with (specially *NIX) text editors it is easy to pick up and I can definitely see lots of potential there.