Re: [desktop-devel-list] Potential GNOME IDE


On Sat, Jan 4, 2014 at 11:04 AM, Sébastien Wilmet <swilmet gnome org> wrote:
> Builder is not intended to remain a demonstration only, but
> developing an IDE is currently a lot of work

I'm one of the developer of Anjuta, so this discussion looks a bit strange. I think Anjuta is already quite mature as a GNOME IDE. It supports smart indentation, debugger, git, code completion, automatic generation of GObject boilder plate code...

Contrary to Netbeans or even Geany which uses only Gtk+ 2, it uses Gtk+ 3, GtkSourceView, Glade, Devhelp.

What is missing?

Compared to the mockup that I have seen the current interface is more complex but it has lots of functions so I'm not sure it's possible to make it really simple.

Anyway, the architecture is very flexible because every function is provided by plugins communicating with each other through GObject interfaces. So it's possible to add new features rather easily or have a quite difference appearance (GtkPod is using it).

For the current status, it's now possible to restrict the loaded plugins. You can have a JavaScript profile and a C profile using a completely different set of plugins. As a test, I have added a profile to keep only the editor plugin.

Then for JavaScript, the support is pretty basic, but we will be happy to get any contribution to improve it. I think the debugger is not working currently.



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