I am now using Ubuntu 10.04. In an older post of mine, I described how you can use the PHP_Beautifier tool with Gedit to code php in a fashion. But the major drawback was that a shell output used to popup every time you used the external tool. I was looking for a solution and even after a while I could not find one.
I knew Gedit supports plugins and you could write plugins in C & Python. Blessed that I know some Python, I went through the plugin API and soon realized that gedit plugin development was not much hard. I took a sample snippet, scratched and played around and finally achieved what I wanted.
I named it “Shell Hider”. All it does is to disable the entire bottom panel so that the shell output don’t stay long. In fact, the shell window will popup for a second and then hide itself. On a fast machine, you probably won’t see the popup at all!
Download it from here: http://bit.ly/cQeTMx