Thursday, August 06, 2009

How to Install Aranight Color Theme (Style) for Padre

If you liked the Padre color theme from my previous posting. You can install it now by following this procedure. As a side note, in Padre lingo, code color theme is called a "Style". Aranight is still a work in progress and as you know Padre is also a work in progress, so there's a lot of changes that are happening, so be patient and check back for updates. I will be updating Aranight style here as I go. Enjoy!

  1. Locate the local Padre config folder by clicking Help > About. Create a styles folder in that location. Here's how the folder looks like in Win32: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Perl\Padre\styles\
  2. Download Aranight style from here. Copy to the styles folder created earlier.
  3. Download Monaco font from here. Install.
  4. Restart Padre.
  5. In Padre, click View > Style, select Aranight.
  6. In Padre, click Edit > Preferences > Appearance. Now select the Monaco font. Change the "Editor Current Line Background Color" to R7, G65, B16. Click Save.

Here are some screenshots:
Padre IDE:

Perl file:

YAML file:

CSS file:

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

I discovered Padre, a new Perl IDE

This is really cool. Padre that is. I installed it alongside Strawberry Perl in my Win32 box. It is multi-platform, so I installed it in my Ubuntu box as well. It supports syntax highlighting for Perl 5 and Perl 6. There are plugins available now for Perl 6 as well as Catalyst, more to come. I think there's a lot of potential for Padre. The cool thing also about this IDE is it's built using no other than Perl language itself. So if you want to contribute or tweak it, you can.

Btw, I tried to customize the highlighting theme by creating a new style and here's what I came up with. You can get instructions from here.