Add pastebin and social media sharing support into Gedit with Pastebinit-Gwibber
Ubuntu uses as its default social media tool Gwibber, fancy applications that connects users to social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Ubuntu uses as its default text editor Gedit, handy application that via a lightweight interface, delivers a serious amount of features, configuration options and plugins.
Pastebinit-Gwibber is a modification of the pastebinit plugin (designed for Gedit) that adds handy integration with Gwibber's account, meaning, the users can share directly a piece of text to their used social accounts via Gedit using the socialness of Gwibber.
Furthermore, although Pastebinit-Gwibber is a modification of the actual pastebinit pulgin, it retains its intended functionality, in the sense of being usable for its pastebin action, meaning, the user can paste a selected piece of text from Gedit directly to paste.ubuntu.com without to "affect" the social aspect of it, aspect that comes only as a handy enhancements, used only on-demand.
How do we use Pastebinit-Gwibber?
Open Gedit, select text and navigate to
Tools-->Pastebin code, action that will paste the selected text to paste.ubuntu.com, opening the related webpage via the default web-browser.
The just mentioned action will automatically create a link in Pastebinit-Gwibber's bottom area, where further text can be added, link that can be sent to one's selectable (only on Twitter, only on Identi.ca, both) social accounts by clicking the Send button.
How do we install Pastebinit-Gwibber?
- first, type in a terminal
sudo apt-get install pastebinit gir1.2-gwibber-gtk-0.2
- then, download the archive, unpack it and type in a terminal (if you unpack it in Downloads)
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins
cp Downloads/~ken-vandine/gedit-pastebinit/gwibber/* .local/share/gedit/plugins
- finally, enable the plugin under
Due to gir1.2-gwibber-gtk-0.2 package's current version in Ubuntu 12.04, the plugin will look different in Precise, in order to successfully install Pastebinit-Gwibber, the user must use it under Ubuntu 12.10 or to enable the proposed repository in Ubuntu 12.04 (or, probably the recommended choice, to wait couple of days until the VERSION 3.4.2 is released in Ubuntu 12.04's stable repos).
Along with the actual presented Gwibber plugin, the developers have put together a step-by-step tutorial on how to integrate social media into applications on http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/technologies/ubuntu-developer-stac...
- The new QML-based Gwibber renamed to Friends-app, available via Ubuntu 13.04's Ubuntu Software Center
- The QML-based Gwibber received visual changes and new features
- The new QML-based Gwibber received impressive refresh-content animation and monochrome icons
- The new QML-based Gwibber presented with Twitter, Facebook and identica support
- The new QML-based Gwibber available via PPA, comes with super-smooth scrolling