gummi – Simple LaTeX editor written in Python/GTK

Gummi is a lightweight LaTeX editor written in Python/GTK+ released as open-source software under a dual MIT/Beerware license.

Install Gummi in ubuntu

First download .deb packages using the following command


Now install .deb package using the following command

sudo dpkg -i gummi_0.4.5-0ubuntu1_all.deb



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5 Responses

  1. girs says:

    Thanks for the information. It will be useful for many.

  2. Adam says:

    Okay, so the continuous preview of this software is absolutely fantastic, but everything else is severely lacking. For instance, no project outline, no code completion and description, no collapsible code, no project files, limited bibliography support, etc. Maybe this is understandable because it seems to be a new project.

    Do you know the author? I emailed him but got no response.

    I think it’d be perfect if he merged his project with the functionality and/or tools of the latex plugin for gedit. That’s one has absolutely everything you’d need, except the continuous compilation that works wonders in gummi.

    I suppose one could write short bits of

  3. Adam says:

    (accidentally posted too soon)

    I suppose one could write short bits of code with it, but for bigger projects you’ll need something else, and unfortunately as far as I know the only options are:

    emacs + whizzytex (downside: have to use emacs)
    BaKoMa (downside: have to pay, and Windows only)

  4. Luis says:

    Gummi is written in C, not in Python

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