markdown preview just showing text

Asked by Sune Woeller on 2012-05-02

Hi,
Retext only shows the plain text version of my file. No rendering of markdown is taking place. Tried both webkit and normal.

It is unclear to me exaclty what packages I have to install to meet the dependencies mentioned in http://sourceforge.net/p/retext/wiki/Quick%20Start%20Guide/

I run ubuntu 11.04

i have installed
markdown
python-markdown
python-qt4
libqt4-core etc.

Kind regards,
Sune Woeller

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Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) said : #1

It seems that ReText thinks you are editing a plain text file.

If you want your file to be recognized as a Markdown file, its extension should be one of '.mkd', '.md', '.mdwn', '.markdown'.

Alternatively, you can manually set the file type either by unchecking 'Edit -> Plain text' option or (the permanent way, for ReText 3.0.1 and newer) by adding 'autoPlainText=false' line to your configuration file (placed at ~/.config/ReText project/ReText.conf).

P.S. There is a PPA for Ubuntu 11.04: "ppa:mitya57/ppa", so you don't need to install any packages manually.

Sune Woeller (sune-woeller) said : #2

Thank you! That was indeed the problem. Changing the file extension to .md works. And when editing .txt files, unchecking 'Edit -> Plain text' also makes markdown rendering possible.

Yes I use the ppa. Was just trying to find a missing dependency - thought that had something to do with the problem.

kind regards,
Sune