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Old 01-06-2008, 01:24 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Mega Man X View Post
Every year we have to go through this: People asking to add vi(m) as an IDE. Vim is a text editor, not an IDE. If we had a pool for the "Best hammer of the year", with choices like:

- Claw hammer;
- Geologist's hammer;
- Ball-peen hammer;
- Sledgehammer.

there would always be somebody saying that they do all their hammering needs with a screwdriver. No doubt you can do that, but it is still NOT a hammer...

Netbeans gets my vote as it's the only IDE I have installed - ever - and Emacs doesn't really count for this (IMHO - but it is my favourite text editor, and I use it for development in every other language aside from Java).

Edit: I have NEVER been able to get MonoDevelop to compile, but I have used it before on a friend's setup; it was marvelous. It brought me back to the 11th grade when I was learning VB.
Side note: As much as I don't like Microsoft's little programming sandbox, I really like their IDEs and MonoDevelop is the closest thing I've seen to an MS-IDE for Linux.

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Old 01-06-2008, 05:23 AM   #17
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EMACS all the way. EMACS is an IDE in that you can tell EMACS to compile whatever it is that you're working on (provided the mode provides an option) and it displays the results in EMACS, just like every other IDE. Just doesn't have a GUI builder.

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Old 01-06-2008, 11:37 PM   #18
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I prefer coding in Geany whenever possible. It's not horrendously bloated like Eclipse, yet still has enough tools to get the job done.

Although anything is better than Visual Studio.
Old 01-07-2008, 07:17 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by indienick View Post
LOL, thanks for the comment . I almost voted for Netbeans, but I voted for Eclipse this year again. I think that in the long run, Netbeans is a better IDE for Java, with far more things out of the box than Eclipse offers for Java developers.

But this year I will give Netbeans the chance it deserves and maybe I will vote for Netbeans next time ^_^.
Old 01-07-2008, 06:56 PM   #20
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Kdevelope is the best one I've ever used.
Old 01-08-2008, 06:57 AM   #21
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I'd rather vote for Lazarus/Freepascal but that is missing in above list
Old 01-08-2008, 02:56 PM   #22
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NetBeans all the way. Version 6 adds so many cool new features and provides much better integration amongst those features. It's really too bad they had to switch to that horrid-looking Swing/GTK look & feel. Fortunately it's easy to get back to good ol' metal. But really, that's the only complaint I have about it. Now Eclipse on the other hand, oh my goodness... aggravations abound (for me, at least).
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I tend to use Quanta the most.
Old 01-09-2008, 08:29 AM   #24
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I can't make up my mind:
I made only few sites so far but was never able to do all in one app or suite.

I used:
Kate (highlighting and good GUI - unmatched for an editor)
Inkscape (for graphics)
mcedit (it has still some trix too..)
gftp (konqueror couldn't handle it all...)
seamonkey (wysiwyg is unreplaceable for web design)
and i still miss frontpageexpress(tm) (100% wysiwyg) from win95 or was it ME?
and checking:
links / lynx
and explorer (still a must )

And still miss a lot of features and one suite to get them in.
May be an distro for web-dev (a live one based on slax )
Old 01-10-2008, 02:23 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by phil.d.g View Post
If emacs has a place here then vi(m) deserves one too.
True, vim generally serves as an editor, but it is also a great IDE:
vim for the winner
Old 01-10-2008, 05:27 AM   #26
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I like the programming language Python. It lets me do a lot of fun things in a fun way.

For an IDE I've tried Eric3 & 4 , SPE, Eclipse + PyDev, each for a while to get to know the power, the quirks, the workflow. And every time I went back to KDevelop as my IDE for developing Python programs. Perhaps it says a little about the strength of KDevelop but there's nothing 'pythonic' in KDevelop, it's more about the weaknesses of the IDEs I've tried. I'll try a commercial Python IDE this year (the Wingware product seems best) but with the FOSS Python IDEs I've been very disappointed. None of them was outright bad but not good either.

(I know what you're thinking but I'm not that good a programmer to 'fix' an IDE to my liking.)
Old 01-10-2008, 06:15 AM   #27
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Jeremy, there is also a Java IDE called DrJava. Its a *lot* lighter than eclipse and it very newbie friendly (thats probably its target audience).
Old 01-11-2008, 02:45 PM   #28
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Eclipse Europa is a pain in the ass atleast for Java developers like me. It crashes on my face every 5 mins on Ubuntu. All this when it has much less feature out-of-the-box than Netbeans 6.

Netbeans 6 is just too good. But defaulting to GTK LnF is annoying especially with that horrid looking swing combo box in GTK LnF.
Old 01-13-2008, 09:55 AM   #29
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1) To paraprase a wise man, "Vim is an IDE. EMACS is an OS with a second-rate text editor thrown in."

2) Nvu is moribund and has been for almost 2 years. Dead. Deceased. Shuffled off this mortal coil. Singing with the angels. It is an ex-program! (Mind you, some of the others in this poll are also a bit past their sell-by dates).

The head developer eloped to Seamonkey and the others are working on a fork of it called KompoZer (NOT a KDE program).

3) Why did you merge the polls, was it all the zombies?

Last edited by Eternal_Newbie; 01-13-2008 at 11:28 AM. Reason: clarified state of Nvu
Old 01-15-2008, 02:41 AM   #30
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Vim (with csupport)


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