Sublime Text on Linux Mint 12

Sublime Text on Linux Mint 12

Summary: The word on Editor Geek Street is that Sublime Text is The Business. Well, I think so too.


The word on Editor Geek Street is that Sublime Text is The Business. Well, I think so too.

What particularly draws me to this swift, polished, accomplished, customisable and truly delectable editor is that it is cross platform. And as I'm still in the front end dev contracting game, this is a real boon: Mac, Windows or my own Minority Linux, I can have the same text editor across the board. Delight.

There is just so much goodness in there: Minimap, multi-pane editing, fully customizable key bindings, multiple selections, snippets, autocomplete, bracket-matching, bookmarks, text-folding and so many small, beautiful touches that it would make you weep if you found text editing romantic.

But, there's always a but, a small and tiny niggling thing about Sublime on Linux Mint 12 is that a selection on a drop-down menu displays as a check box. As everyone and their dog knows, a check box implies the possibility of multiple selection:

Sublime checkboxes
Sublime checkboxes on Linux Mint

This is a theme issue (Adwaita?) I think with GNOME 3/Cinnamon, although checkboxes are available in drop down menus:

Linux Mint drop down menu Firefox
Firefox drop down menu checkboxes on Linux Mint

Tiny niggles aside, I suggest every last one of you take Sublime Text for a free trial spin, Operating System no object.

Topic: Software Development

Jake Rayson

About Jake Rayson

A web designer since the 20th century, I am a pragmatic advocate of Free Software and I use proprietary software when appropriate. I made the full-time switch to Linux back in 2007, and my desktop tools of choice are Linux Mint, Inkscape, GIMP and Sublime Text.

As a Front End Developer, my core skills are HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, and my working life reflects my commitment to open standards and accessible websites (ie accessible by everyone, regardless of browser, platform, ability or technology).

For web publishing platforms, I use WordPress for ease of use and Drupal for more complex solutions.

I am also learning about Ruby, Rails, Sinatra and CoffeeScript. I like the minimalist Ruby Way. To this end, my personal portfolio website is built with NestaCMS.

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