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vharishankar 08-01-2006 03:18 AM

List of Free Software and Freeware IDEs
 
Updated: new section - programmers' text editors

If I have missed out any other Freeware or Free software IDEs, please let me know.

Software - OS or Platform supported - Languages supported

Free Software/Open Source

KDevelop - Linux - Multiple languages
Anjuta - Linux - C/C++
eric - Crossplatform - Python
MonoDevelop - Linux - Dot Net
BoaConstructor - Crossplatform - Python
Quanta Plus - Linux - Web dev (PHP/HTML)
Eclipse - Crossplatform - Multiple languages
Bloodshed Dev-C++ - Windows - C/C++
Netbeans - Crossplatform - Java
Code::Blocks IDE - Windows/Linux - C/C++
VIDE - Windows/Linux - C/C++
MinIDE - Windows - C/C++
BVRDE - Windows - C/C++ (crosscompiler)
FreeRIDE - Crossplatform - Ruby
Geany - Linux and Windows - Multiple languages
Radrails - Crossplatform - Ruby
Bluefish - Unix - Web dev (PHP/HTML)
Emacs - Crossplatform - Multiple languages
Xwpe-ALPHA - Unix - C/C++
CodeDragon/wxStudio - Crossplatform - C/C++
Open Perl IDE - Windows - Perl
FreePascal IDE - Crossplatform - Pascal
Kile - Linux - TeX/LaTeX
Spe - Crossplatform - Python
PIDA - Linux - Python
Lazarus - Crossplatform - Pascal
SharpDevelop - Windows - .NET Framework

Freeware (License may be restrictive)

JCreator - Windows - Java
MinGW Developer Studio - Windows - C/C++
Visual Studio Express - Windows - Multiple languages
JBuilder Foundation - Crossplatform - Java
BlueJ - Crossplatform - Java
PerlEdit - Windows/Linux - Perl
jGRASP - Crossplatform - Multiple languages
JDeveloper - Crossplatform - Java/db/web development

Freeware and/or FOSS Programming Editors (Not Full IDEs, but useful nonetheless)

jEdit - Crossplatform
Crimson Editor - Windows
Syn Text Editor - Windows
Kate - Unix (KDE)
vim - Unix
CUTE
- Unix (QT)
jed - Crossplatform
gedit - Unix (Gnome)
NoteTab Light - Windows
pe - BeOS

taylor_venable 08-01-2006 08:09 AM

This is a great idea; many people seek information about this subject. (This thread should be sticky on the programming forum.) I have some additions for your list:

Free Software / Open Source

FreeRIDE - Crossplatform - http://freeride.rubyforge.org/wiki/wiki.pl (requires Ruby)
Geany - Crossplatform - http://geany.uvena.de/ (requires GTK)
Radrails - Crossplatform - http://www.radrails.org/ (requires Ruby & Java)
Bluefish - Unix - http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/download.html (requires GTK)

Also, what about Emacs? Some may not consider it an IDE, but with a little work it can do everything the major IDEs can. :)

Mega Man X 08-01-2006 08:32 AM

Awesome links. All the IDE's I can think of has already been mentioned. I'm kinda curious about the Visual Studio Express so I'm downloading it. I've been watching some tutorials on MS homepage and it looks pretty neat ^^;;

Cheers!

vharishankar 08-01-2006 08:32 AM

Thanks. Added. :)

dmail 08-01-2006 08:59 AM

This link will be of value here
http://www.thefreecountry.com/compilers/index.shtml

vharishankar 08-01-2006 09:03 AM

dmail, thanks for the link. That site literally has *tons* of free stuff. I think we should limit this list to just IDEs or the list will grow unwieldy.

graemef 08-01-2006 12:49 PM

Great idea, I think that it would be helpful if you could categorise them into the languages that they support, for example quanta & bluefish are html editors, BlueJ is a Java, Eclipse is a Java but supports others through plugins.

And let me add some competition to Quanta & bluefish, NVU, a cross platform HTML editor from http://www.nvu.com/download.php

There is also for "non-commercial use" phpedit an windows php IDE http://www.waterproof.fr/products/PH...y-personal.php

jlliagre 08-01-2006 02:51 PM

Great job, just a small comment: I'm surprised to see NetBeans in the "Licence may be restrictive" group. NetBeans is both Open Source and Free Software, being released under an OSI approved license (the CDDL), so it should be in the first list.

gnashley 08-01-2006 03:08 PM

xwpe and grasp?

Randux 08-01-2006 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gnashley
xwpe and grasp?

I thought grasp was dead. I only see jgrasp on the website.

Randux 08-01-2006 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taylor_venable
Bluefish - Unix - http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/download.html (requires GTK)

Also, what about Emacs? Some may not consider it an IDE, but with a little work it can do everything the major IDEs can. :)

You're right, Emacs certainly is an IDE. It's not the most beautiful GUI ever written (ok, it's one of the ugliest. But in all fairness it was written maybe 25 or 30 years ago...) it sure does work. For people not running X it's an outstanding choice. I run X and it's still my favorite IDE.

bluefish is not an IDE. But it is a very nice editor. Edit: I see graemf already said bluefish was an html editor. Actually it's a pretty good all-around editor, and certainly not limited to html. It has syntax coloring for Python, PHP, and a lot of other languages (I think c/c++ also but can't remember.) And it's a good x-over editor for newbies coming from Windows (you don't have to remember alt-ctl-left-shift-&).

taylor_venable 08-01-2006 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Randux
You're right, Emacs certainly is an IDE. It's not the most beautiful GUI ever written (ok, it's one of the ugliest. But in all fairness it was written maybe 25 or 30 years ago...) it sure does work. For people not running X it's an outstanding choice. I run X and it's still my favorite IDE.

GNU Emacs used to be the ugliest editor, but...

GNU Emacs from CVS can be built using the GTK+ 2 toolkit, just run configure with the --with-gtk option. I've not had any problems with Emacs version 22.0.50.1 (running under FreeBSD 6-STABLE with GTK 2.8.19). It's very cleanly integrated, too; not that I usually use any the GUI elements. One feature about it that is kind of nice is that you can tear off the menus.

vharishankar 08-01-2006 10:10 PM

Sorry about the Netbeans mistake. I will correct it now. + emacs added now to the list.

weibullguy 08-01-2006 10:19 PM

Quote:

This is the format I'll use: Software - OS or Platform supported - Website
How about another column for supported programming language(s)?

vharishankar 08-01-2006 10:37 PM

Added languages supported. Please correct any mistake if you find it :D


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