Re: Project idea: IDE

Phil Dawes wrote:
> David M. Cook wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, Jun 18, 1998 at 10:50:07AM -0700, Samuel Ziegler wrote:
> >
> > > I just wanted to put a feeler out to see what people felt about
> > > a GNOME based IDE.
> >
> > I think it's a good idea as long as it allows the user to use his editor of
> > choice.  Most programmers are probably already very attached to their
> > editor.
> >
> It might even be possible to 'dock' the editor into the integrated
> environment (if the user so wishes.) Owen Taylor wrote some preliminary
> plug-socket code a while ago which provides this funcitionality
> (stealing an X window and embedding it in a gtk app).

I'd been thinking about doing that myself, though I havn't had the time
to learn enough gtk to do it yet...

If you do make it, please make sure it has good support for Makefile
based projects.

Also, putting each debugger window (watches, breakpoints, stack, ect) in
a seperate handle box that coule be toggled to show or not would be

I'd be happy to help someone (to what extent time allows) if they start
something before I can :).

John G.

"we build confusing systems with nonfunctioning or poor quality drivers"
 -- Jim Allchin, a senior vice president of Microsoft, WinHEC 98

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