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Re: Some thoughts

On Mon, 03 Jan 2000, Kevin Forge wrote:
> > focused on development for KDE.  Anyone has tried it?
> kdevelop is way beyond every other IDE in terms of ease and power.
> ( Ok so maybe emacs is more powerful :).  While you may include
> another IDE I can't think of a reason to exclude kdevelop. 
> Yes it dose KDE code better than other things but that's just fine 
> for our target programers ( Simple consistent apps that are easy 
> to build and maintain ).  As for none KDE code.  It's still easier
> to create that with kdevelop than with the other IDEs.
> PS : Of course I don't personally program but this is the info I
> get from those who do.
I have been using kdevelop to write the Indialer program. Anyone coming to
to Linux programming from Windows will be right at home with kdevelop. It is
rather exclusive to writing KDE apps. The app wizard is great for exactly
that. Although it will setup generic C/C++ projects and most all of the
libraries are available in the project options panel. Kdevelop also comes
ith a very good manual and supports writing good doc's for your apps. One
very important weakness is it is very language specific, C/C++ only, and
currently only supports GNU gcc/egcs compilers (minor). Very good IDE. Hard
to beat this one if you use KDE, it integrates with KDE very well.

Code Crusader is also a very good IDE. It has a lot of very nice features and
supports many different languages out of the box. It also supports different
compilers. CC is also window manager independent (there's that word ;-) and
has no loyalties to any. CC is also very well documented and has support for
easily finding all of the Linux function calls via man pages. Very nice.

This is a tough choice, but if I had to choose only one to include in Indy, I
would pick Code Crusader because of it's multi language support. This is a
very important feature. You only need to learn about one IDE interface for
most of your Linux programming needs. I know once I get comfortable with all
of the features of one IDE I tend to stick with it because it takes time to
learn all of the features of a new and complex development environment.
IMO, I think that CC is more inline with Indy's objective. 

Any programmer would be happy to find CC on their freshly installed
Independence Linux.

 (v)                        R.G. Mayhue
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Project Independence Linux 
"Linux for the masses in 2000!"