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Bug 164564 - [67cat] [other] HAML support equal to RHTML or HTML.ERB support
Summary: [67cat] [other] HAML support equal to RHTML or HTML.ERB support
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ruby
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 blocker with 6 votes (vote)
Assignee: issues@ruby
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-05-06 09:22 UTC by esmithbss
Modified: 2011-01-28 20:13 UTC (History)
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Description esmithbss 2009-05-06 09:22:58 UTC
[ JDK VERSION : 1.6.* ]

The IntelliJ RubyMine, TextMate and Aptana RadRails IDE's (NetBeans
primary competition for Ruby On Rails development) all support not
only the editing of HAML files, but the syntax highlighting, and
debugging of HAML files.

NetBeans has a rudimentary (initial) HAML plugin created by Tor and
announced on October 12, 2007, but it appears that nothing has been
done with the plugin since.
Comment 1 caesar2k 2009-05-17 00:36:36 UTC
I restarted my Ruby on Rails projects, using Ruby 2.3 now. my HAML file is dull. Looks like I'm editing in notepad.
Indentation, expand tabs to spaces is a must, at least, as a quick fix, provide the text/haml MIME, so it can be
modified on the Editor > Formatting menu. 
I stopped using XHTML in RoR since I've learned about HAML existance. All my views are in HAML, around 140+ files. Using
Eclipse right now as an work around, but I'm not happy!! This is kinda urgent in my opinion.
Comment 2 theknack 2009-07-07 08:49:21 UTC
Haml/Sass 2.2 is out (
with many syntax changes, especially in Sass, which makes the actual plugin even more unusable.
Comment 3 caesar2k 2009-07-08 01:20:03 UTC
awesome, now where's the new HAML support in Netbeans? Why is this being overlooked?!
Comment 4 joaovitor 2010-03-14 18:08:51 UTC
Can we have a official answer about HAML support in Netbeans?
Maybe a reference of how to implement this kind of support.
Comment 5 Erno Mononen 2010-03-15 07:42:39 UTC
Not sure about "official", but I can say for myself that I'm not currently working on HAML support and don't plan to work on it for 6.9. It's been on my list for a long time and I've started to look at implementing it more than once, but unfortunately other things have always come up (e.g. for 6.9 Rails 3 support). 

Please see for a tutorial on implementing support for a new language.