1. Sublime



Sublime is the text / code editor of choice. It provides a flexible framework for many programming languages.

Please follow the instructions for set-up of your machine [[here DevelopmentSetup]]

The following is for Sublime Text 2, version 3 may differ so please consult.

Project Format

{ "folders": [ { "path": "src", "folder_exclude_patterns": ["backup"], "follow_symlinks": true }, { "path": "docs", "name": "Documentation", "file_exclude_patterns": ["*.css"] } ], "settings": { "tab_size": 8 }, "build_systems": [ { "name": "List", "shell_cmd": "ls -l" } ] }


We provide a repository that contains the complete packages for Sublime. Clone the following repository into the main ~/Dropbox/www/AlphaFounders folder.

git clone [email protected]:AlphaFounders/sublime.alphafounders.com.git

Symlink this repository over the top of the Sublime Application folder.

For Ubuntu

sudo rm -rf ~/.config/sublime-text-2
ln -s ~"/Dropbox/www/AlphaFounders/sublime.alphafounders.com" ~/.config/sublime-text-2

For Mac

ln -s /var/www/


Enter the following license in Help > Enter License

Packages Installed

The following packages are included in the repository, please keep this list up to date.

If new packages are to be added to the repository please send a message around to the team for agreement on this.

Investigate the packages regularly to make sure we are using the best ones available.

  • Alignment
  • Behat
  • CoffeeLint
  • CoffeeScript
  • DetectSyntax
  • DocBlockr
  • Dotfiles Syntax Highlighting
  • EncodingHelper
  • Gist
  • Haml
  • HTML2Haml
  • LESS
  • LineEndings
  • Markdown Preview
  • Package Control
  • PHPUnit
  • Pretty JSON
  • Sass
  • SidebarEnhancements
  • SublimeLinter
  • XDebug

Additional For Ubuntu Set-up

The latest Sublime 2 has built-in a default built of Python version 2.6.6, which does not support SSL which is being used by URLlib2.

This becomes a problem for Sublime installation in Linux with "Markdown Preview" Sublime plugin package, that the package requires SSL to connect to Github.com.

Workaround is to install a custom built of Python 2.6.6 that has –with-ssl option.

First install PyEnv

cd ~
git clone git://github.com/yyuu/pyenv.git .pyenv
echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.pyenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'eval "$(pyenv init -)"' >> ~/.bashrc
echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.pyenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc
echo 'eval "$(pyenv init -)"' >> ~/.zshrc
pyenv rehash
exec $SHELL

Build a custom-built python version 2.6.6

CONFIGURE_OPTS="--enable-unicode=ucs4 --with-zlib --with-ssl --with-threads --enable-share" pyenv install 2.6.6
pyenv rehash
pyenv shell 2.6.6
rm -rf /tmp/pip-build*
pip install requests

Install the python into Sublime

cd /opt/sublime_text_2/lib
sudo mv python26.zip{,_}
sudo ln -s ~/.pyenv/versions/2.6.6/lib/python2.6
cd python2.6
ln -s plat-linux{3,2}


  • Symbolic linked folder does not show up in Sublime Text?

    Go to the Project menu, then click Refresh Folders