Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Gedit is the default graphical text editor of the GNOME desktop environment. It is very popular and with some plugins added, it can have the features of a good IDE, useful for the programmers and developers. The latest version (unstable) available is Gedit 3.9.90, also known as Gedit 3.10 Beta 1.
The latest version of Gedit comes only with a few improvements, the most notable being the regular expression search. For a full list of changes, see the official changelog.
Gedit 3.10 will be released on the 25th of September, 2013, being part of the GNOME 3.10 desktop environment
Until then, the linux geeks using one of the Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander daily builds can install Gedit 3.10 Beta 1 via the Gnome3 Staging Repository (also add the Gnome3 ppa, in order not to get dependency issues):
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
Update the local repository index and install Gedit 3.10 Beta 1:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gedit