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Bug 129595 - Textmate-like theme support desired
Summary: Textmate-like theme support desired
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ruby
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Editing (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@ruby
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-03-08 09:32 UTC by charlzz
Modified: 2011-01-28 20:11 UTC (History)
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Description charlzz 2008-03-08 09:32:12 UTC
I know this seems utterly trivial, but here goes.

I know there are lots of folks that love Textmate.  I think people would give Netbeans a try if they could get their
color/font preferences from Textmate into Netbeans Ruby.  

There are two ways I can see this happening.  First, it would be useful if Netbeans Ruby could read the Themes files
used by Textmate, and add them similarly.  That would be the easiest way to do things.

Second, use a similar interface.  Textmate, in Ruby mode, has around 10-20 elements (function, function parameters, etc)
which allow users to set foreground, background, whether it's bold, underline, italicized.  That interface is cleaner,
simpler, and more intuitive to follow than the mess that Netbeans uses.

Here's a simple test to try.  Find a theme in Textmate, and see how long it takes to adjust the fonts and colors to be
the same, and see if it's not incredibly painful.

You would think people wouldn't care about stuff like that, but it's really the tiny stuff like this people seem to care
a great deal about.  Honestly, I could even live with having to learn Netbeans keystroke navigation (no one can seem to
agree on a unified way of using keystroke commands to navigate).
Comment 1 Martin Krauskopf 2008-03-11 13:42:35 UTC
Note that there is a dark theme which might be suitable for TextMate users:

You might install it as a plugin "Extra Ruby Color Themes".

There are also bunch of TextMate templates available:
Comment 2 charlzz 2008-03-11 14:33:28 UTC
I realize there is some support for Textmate snippets and there is a dark color theme.  But I am talking about a more
faithful reproduction of the Textmate themes by using exactly the tmTheme files that Textmate uses to set themes.  In
other words, if there is a theme you like in Textmate, it's hard to convert it to Netbeans.  It would be nice to add the
theme, and in a few seconds, have the desired look and feel.
Comment 3 Martin Krauskopf 2008-03-11 16:10:04 UTC
I understand. Just wanted to point out at least some support.

I think this is something what could be contributed by the community. Might be that some part of converter could be
written in Ruby :)
Comment 4 charlzz 2008-03-11 16:39:47 UTC
Ah OK, I see.  Yeah, I did try those themes out, but then I was trying to duplicate it on NetBeans, and after trying to
find equivalent ways to make the look-n-feel, staring at RGB values, and still coming up short, I decided to add this as
a request.  Strangely enough, I'm perfectly happy trying to learn new key bindings and key strokes, but I want the
colors, bolding, and underlining to be the same as I have in Textmate.
Comment 5 charlzz 2009-02-13 22:09:46 UTC
Does this mean someone is working on this as a feature?