Yes -- you'll have to do a custom file -- and that does go back to your original request. But it shouldn't be so bad.
Under your home directory make a .vim
directory and a subdirectory under that called ~./vim/syntax
Make a file called armasm.vim and go to town. Fortunately, because vim is a "one true editor", there is lots of
support already. For example, I found an armasm.vim
file already made on the web.
I know editors are very personal things ... but you won't be sorry to learn vim. It works everywhere and will exist (and be free)
even when we are walking around with quantum bio-computers on our fingernails... I know the Ubuntu folk talk about gedit a lot.
It's OK, but why reinvent the wheel? To learn vim commands, do a sudo apt-get install vimtutor. Of course you can start with the
point and clicky interface, but command line is faster once learned ...
Finally -- since you are doing .asm programming, I assume you are an embedded systems programmer. Therefore, you must be wanting
something that doesn't need a GUI so you can debug your embedded code on the target through a serial port (or whatever character
oriented interface). You can't use gedit in an embedded system, but you can use vi (which is the stripped down vim).