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Old 12-09-2007, 07:45 AM   #1
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which app to use for programming?

Hey all! I've been using Dev-C++ in Windows and was just wondering what you all like to use when writing code in Linux? I know there's KDevelop but I was just wondering if there's any Linux options out there that are similar to the Dev-C++ environment. Do most of you just use a text editor?

Old 12-09-2007, 08:02 AM   #2
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I just use a text editor myself (gVim/Vim), and I get the general impression that is what a lot of people do under Linux.

There are IDEs of course. I use Geany from time to time.
Old 12-09-2007, 09:59 AM   #3
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Lots of old-school unix devs stick to their favourite text editor and the command line.

IDEs are gaining a little ground these days. Kdevelop is probably most like the sort of IDEs you find in the Windows world.

There's also Eclipse, which supports multiple languages, and has a many extensions to o pretty much anything you can imagine like integration with revision control systems and so on.
Old 12-09-2007, 11:58 AM   #4
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Code::Blocks might be worth a try, too. I haven't tried it yet, but it seems interesting...
Old 12-09-2007, 03:11 PM   #5
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Try many

I suggest trying a bunch of things. I do mostly Informix 4GL, C, perl, and bourne shell script work. Epsilon -- based on emacs -- has color-code templates that help you with various programming environments, like C or shell scripts. I use command line to build and test, because my applications are terminal-based. With Epsilon, you don't need a Linux version or Windows version. Their images come with the CD when you buy it. There is a 30-day trial period.
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I do like kdevelop and kate, both parts of the KDE shell...
Old 12-09-2007, 08:34 PM   #7
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I go with vim, inc syntax highlighting/colour, makes simple typos obvious. I'm just used to basic cmd line work...
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same here, as chris.

once you know all the keys, you can jump between files and using ctags
jump to function definitions.

eg your cursor is on "globals.h", press ]f and hey presto, you're there!
marvellous. press ctrl-O you're back again,

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