Sublime Text 2
I love me some emacs, but while I was using OS X on a daily basis I started using TextMate. When I finally got a new computer that could run Fedora better then a Macbook Pro, I started to miss TextMate and that got me looking for an alternative. I finally found Sublime Text 2 and it is a great editor.
I am not sure why its better then gedit, I just enjoy it more. It also helps that on the rare occasion I need to use Windows at work (this is very rare) I can use the same editor with all the same features.
The only issue is that Sublime Text 2 is not open source, nor is their a package for it. This means that I must install more proprietary software on my computer (Skype and Spotify are the other two) and I needed to figure out the best way to work with it.
After looking around online I found an install guide that works better then anything else I have seen here. Their are a few issues with it but most of them are outlined in the comments.
Download Sublime Text 2
tar -xvf sublime_text_file.tar.gz mv Sublime_Text_2/ /opt/Sublime_Text_2 touch /usr/bin/ chmod 755 /usr/bin/sublime vi /usr/bin/sublime
Paste the following it in (this will create the executable)
#!/bin/sh export SUBLIME_HOME="/opt/Sublime_Text_2" $SUBLIME_HOME/sublime_text $*
To create the desktop icon edit /usr/share/applications/sublime.desktop. Note that this is one of the issues that was in the original posts instructions (the icon was moved because they added more sizes)
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Sublime Comment=Sublime Text Editor Exec=sublime Icon=/opt/Sublime_Text_2/Icon/128x128/sublime_text.png Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=GNOME;Application;Development; StartupNotify=true
That's it, you should be able to open the Applications menu from Gnome 3 and search for Sublime. It is also worth noting that there is a nice github project with an install guide for getting more plug-ins.