FTP Browser for gedit

November 03, 2009  /  Home

Many major Linux distributions such as Ubuntu ship with gedit as the default text editor. It has all the standard features you’d expect in an editor such as syntax highlighting, a tabbed interface and the ability to integrate external tools. Most importantly it’s highly extensible with the ability to create plug- ins for it written in Python or C.

One great plug-in that’s been written is gedit-ftp- browser, an FTP client that embeds itself into the editor giving you the ability to remotely edit files over FTP. I’ve just been accepted as a contributor to the project which I’m really excited about. I’ve implemented a “Save As” feature allowing the user to create and upload new files over FTP. Next up I’ll be working on the ability to manage multiple FTP servers via profiles.