Re: Potential GNOME IDE

On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 7:55 PM, Mike <mikeandmore gmail com> wrote:
I guess that's why there are users perfer to use "ugly" IDE like netbeans
rather than a good looking Anjuta.

If everyone keeps repeating the "Netbeans is ugly" line, does it make
it true? Less complete than this hypothetical new IDE that is yet to
be written. ;)

Frankly, I know PHP devs using Netbeans, Java ones and now I've seen
people on Twitter talking about its Javascript support. So why do all
these devs choose a "supposedly ugly" IDE?. Maybe it's not so ugly and
maybe it's got useful features. And it's also Open Source so why not
collaborate with it?. I'd love to see the Gnome developer community
engaged with it.

I think it's got a good, mature code base evolved over the last
11+years , and its code base is flexible to allow it to support C,
PHP, Java, Javascript, and more langs through plug-ins (Jython, Jruby,
Scala, etc).

The point I'm trying to make is that "because it's Java" or "because
it's Swing" shouldn't make any difference. If you think some dialog
doesn't look nice in the GTK+ Java Look And Feel, then it's a bug, and
it'd be nice if you could contribute to fix that. Since most linux
distros now come with OpenJDK7,  (a project where RedHat, IBM,
Twitter, SAP, and AMD are collaborators) which was made the reference
implementation of JDK 7 by Oracle... why not create this Gnome IDE
atop the Netbeans platform?. It'd only make sense.

It could be a "Netbeans Gnome edition", that just does Gnome apps...

Well, just an idea.


PS: Don't even think I'm criticizing Gnome devs, I've seen the
"re-invent the wheel" approach happen too many times in many other
projects. I wish projects would cross-polinize each other. I wish
Google had reused Mozilla Gecko (or at least Necko). I wish Google
Docs had been built atop the OpenOffice ODF parsers. And so on...

... I guess I'm getting old. ;)

During times of Universal Deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act
- George Orwell

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