I just installed the ubuntu 11.10, and I want to install a plugin for gEdit.
I unpacked the plugin to the following folder:
~/.gnome2/gedit/plugins but in the gedit doesn't show up the plugin.
The version of gEdit in Oneiric & above is v3 built using gtk+3 libraries. The plugin folder locations are slightly different than from gEdit v2.
Every plugin needs at least two files.
One file (pluginname.plugin) is to tell
This file is in the
The second file is the actual code.
Both of these files need to be placed in either:
First create the plugin folder:
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins
Now create a
.plugin file using gedit N.B. these files have the format:
[Plugin] Loader=python Module=examplepy IAge=3 Name=Example py Description=A Python plugin example Authors=Jesse van den Kieboom <email@example.com> Copyright=Copyright © 2006 Jesse van den Kieboom <firstname.lastname@example.org> Website=http://www.gedit.org
For your v2 plugin you already have a file called
project-manager.gedit-plugin so you can rename it:
mv project-manager.gedit-plugin project-manager.plugin
Then edit the plugin file and change the section header to "[Plugin]"
You will now see this in your gedit plugin list.
However for me it threw errors about "import gedit, gtk, gtk.glade".
You need to change the source code to import the gtk+3 variants - called python introspection.
An excellent tutorial for converting from gtk+2 to gtk+3 see
To install all the gedit plugins, try:
sudo apt-get install gedit-plugins
This worked great on Ubuntu 14.04. I'm currently using gedit version 3.10.4.
You will need to activate them by navigating to Edit - Preferences - Plugins. Then select the desired plugins to activate.