[lug] C++ IDEs for Linux?

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Tue Jan 29 06:13:50 MST 2002

On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 03:12:31PM -0700, Alan Robertson wrote:
> Tkil wrote:
> > 
> > >>>>> "Alan" == Alan Robertson <alanr at unix.sh> writes:
> > 
> > Alan> Any other suggestions?
> > 
> > Emacs.  :)
> :-P
> I meant for mere mortals ;-)

Ah, yes. Peolpe like me and you :-)
So what are your needs? I had a closer look at some
of the tightly integrated DEs but have to say that 
none really worked out as i wanted to. Most of them
had some really nice features but lacked other features.
As an user of (x)emacs i often found the editor components
pretty lame.

I finally ended up with the following settup:

 - autoproject (for setting up a project skeleton)
 - (X)emacs
 - gvd  as a debugger. This is probably a tool not
   known by many. It's a gtk-based frontend to the
   well known gdb (written in ADA, but there are
   binaries available for download). It looks and
   works pretty similar to the more famous ddd 
   debugger but with a (IMHO) more ergonomic GUI.
   Oh, one thing i came to love: you can save the
   state of a debugging session to a file and recover
   it later. 
   Another major plus: it uses emacs as an embedded
   editor widget.
- glade as a GUI builder.
- cvs for source code control (currently switching
  to subversion, the new cvs followup).

to study and reverse engineer code of old projects
i use Source Navigator from ReadHat/Cygnus. Another
option would be 'sniff+'  but that's a commercial
tool (with arguably a _lot_ of nice features).
There used to be a free (as in free beer) Penguin
edition, but i can't find it on the net anymore.

Ralf Mattes

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