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Re: Looking for a C++ development tool
- From: Frank <fgeck at optonline dot net>
- To: Tony Wetmore <tony dot wetmore at solipsys dot com>
- Cc: gcc-help at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 18:25:54 -0400
- Subject: Re: Looking for a C++ development tool
- Organization: Keyway Security
- References: <email@example.com>
Do you know the executable name for the Source Navigator? I can't find
anything that looks even remotely like it would be it on the new RT install.
Tony Wetmore wrote:
> GNUPro was (and perhaps still is) the name of a product distributed and
> supported by Cygnus Solutions (later bought by Red Hat) that provided
> pre-built and tested versions of the GNU toolchain, along with the
> Source Navigator code comprehension tool.
> At one of my previous jobs, we purchased the GNUPro toolset in order to
> have a supported version of the GNU toolchain with which to build our
> Along with the rest of the GNU tools, Source Navigator is (now) an open
> source tool.
> So is GNUPro nothing more than a CD with all the GNU tools on it? Well
> yes and no. No, it doesn't provide any additional software (to my
> knowledge). But yes, it is "something more." It is a pre-configured,
> built and tested set of (integrated) software tools. So you do not have
> to worry about downloading, configuring, building and testing the tools
> for yourself. For many people (and especially businesses), there is
> value added in such a product. For many others, it's not a service they
> are willing to pay for.
> Though you have probably already found it, here is a link to exactly
> what GNUPro contains:
> Personally, I have used Source Navigator quite a bit. I have not yet
> found a "better" IDE for my own C++ development on Unix/Linux. My
> definition of "better" is not based on features provided, speed,
> integrated-ness or anything measurable. It is completely subjective and
> is based on my own personal development style and the projects on which
> I work.
> I have tried many IDEs and have always ended up dumping them for one
> reason or another. I may not like the way an IDE manages projects, or I
> may not like the editor, or I may not like the way code/symbol
> navigation works, or whatever. I always manage to come back to Source
> Navigator, even though it may not do everything exactly as I would want
> it to. For me, it's the best tool for the job, since I haven't yet
> found the time to write my own IDE.
> As I'm sure you already know, there are many C++ IDEs for Linux, most of
> them available at no cost. Each has its own set of features and quirks,
> and every developer will have their own personal favorite. You should
> try out as many as possible and find the one best suited to your
> Other IDEs you may want to investigate:
> - Eclipse (www.eclipse.org): Open-source IDE for Java with
> plug-ins for other languages, such as C++. I have not used
> it for C++ development (yet), but it absolutely rocks for doing
> Java development.
> - Metrowerks Code Warrior (www.metrowerks.com): Commercial IDE that
> is used in many different industries on many different platforms,
> including Linux. I have not used it, but I keep meaning to
> evalute it. It costs $149, $49 if you are looking for an
> academic license.
> - Visual Slick Edit (www.slickedit.com): Commercial text editor
> with an amazing amount of flexibility and power. It offers many
> of the same features you would find in an IDE. You can
> download an evaluation copy for Windows and use that for 30
> days. The Linux version is essentially identical, but they
> do not offer a full-evaluation version. The license is $269
> per platform. This is my editor of choice at home, but I do
> not have it at work, so back to Source Navigator and XEmacs
> I went. ;)
> I hope this helps you in your search. Good luck!
> Tony Wetmore
> Raytheon Solipsys
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Frank
> Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 12:06 PM
> To: LLeweLLyn Reese
> Cc: GNU GCC help list
> Subject: Re: Looking for a C++ development tool
> Is GNUPro nothing more then a CD with all the GNU tools on it? I.e. it
> provides no value added? I.e. not a integrated development environment
> like Kdevelop or Sun's Studio?
> LLeweLLyn Reese wrote:
> > Frank <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > I'm looking for a C++ development tool/GUI for Linux or Solaris and
> > > if it uses GNU g++ probably all the better. Looking for some things
> > > similar to the sun workshop/stuidio developer environment. Want
> > > something that helps you interactively debug a program from a run
> > > time and compile time etc. Looking for something under $1000
> > > probably. Any suggestions?
> > The ones I've heard good things about are KDevelop and GNUpro. Of
> > course, I don't use either of these, I use emacs.