vim does work well for Ruby as does Emacs/XEmacs (my fave). OTOH, if you 
like Kate, there's really no reason you can't run KDE apps under GNOME. 
I would personally recommend choosing either Emacs or Vim and sticking 
with it, as neither is tied to any one desktop or OS.

Heath

Sean Middleditch wrote:
> There is Anjuata/gnome-ide, which is the current in-development GNOME
> IDE.
> 
> If you want an editor with powerful programming capabilities and full
> Ruby support, there is gvim.  That should work great; I use command-line
> vim for all my coding, Ruby included.
> 
> I'm not sure, but Gedit for GNOME2 might support highliting.  Haven't
> tried it, to be honest; there are no gedit2 packages in Debian
> unstable/experimental yet...
> 
> On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 17:28, Sean O'Dell wrote:
> 
>>I'm sure this has been covered in depth in the past, but I was wondering 
>>if anyone had any suggestions for a Gnome-based Ruby editor?  I've poked 
>>around as much as I can and while I've seen a few choices, none of them 
>>do much for me.  I just switched from KDE to Gnome and I'm leaving 
>>behind my old Ruby editor Kate.  I'm not looking for an IDE, per-se, 
>>just a good programmer's editor with Ruby syntax highlighting that runs 
>>happily under Gnome.
>>
>>I've looked at Glimmer, but the Ruby support is broken and the 
>>developers don't seem to be present too often, so I'm not even sure of 
>>its future nor do I think the odds of getting a fix for Ruby is 
>>forthcoming anytime soon.
>>
>>What else is out there I might look at?
>>
>>	Sean
>>
> 
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