[sword-devel] Development IDE for Linux?

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 10 15:18:29 MST 2006

Joachim Ansorg wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm probably just dreaming to get something like Eclipse/Java for C++.
> I think it's mostly the lack of navigation features and no refactoring.

I just fired up Eclipse with CDT and refactored ListKey to Fred. There 
were lots of warnings,
but it look like it worked correctly and completely.

Looks like it at least has rename refactoring for class, method, fields 
and arguments.

There may be shortcomings as the CDT website says that it does not have 

As far as navigation goes, it has (Ctrl-)F3 to go to the declaration or 
definition of a method.
But not much more than that.

It looks a bit crude (in comparison to the JDT).

Integration with Subversion (via subclipse) looks complete.

>> Have you submitted bug reports for KDevelop so they can fix the things
>> you don't like or is it just the way it does stuff and can't be
>> changed?
> E.g. renaming a method or class in KDevelop means a lot of work to go through 
> all those files. I think it's less than a few clicks in Eclipse.
> Or navigation: Getting the docs for a function if you hover it is nice. Or 
> CTRL+click to get to the declaration/definition.
> I think KDevelop is one of the best free IDEs available for Linux. But 
> productive work is sometimes difficult :)
> Joachim

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