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Rockbox Development => Starting Development and Compiling => Topic started by: tatsudoshi on April 27, 2011, 05:55:07 AM

Title: Which IDE is recommended?
Post by: tatsudoshi on April 27, 2011, 05:55:07 AM
Ubuntu: ?

Windows: ?

Others: ?

Please fill these out with notes good to know for new devs. I intend to add this to the wiki..
Title: Re: Which IDE is recommended?
Post by: torne on April 27, 2011, 06:47:15 AM
I doubt many people (or any people?) use an IDE to work on Rockbox.
Title: Re: Which IDE is recommended?
Post by: tatsudoshi on April 27, 2011, 06:51:13 AM
Hm ok, I have always used an IDE, from day one, this is just the way I was taught.
So what do people use? Notepad? How to accommodate for typos, syntax highlighting and so forth?
Title: Re: Which IDE is recommended?
Post by: bluebrother on April 27, 2011, 07:20:45 AM
Use a good text editor. Most advanced editors have helpful features for programming. It is not really possible to recommend a special since it has to fit your needs -- and those vary between people. I guess the most widely used editors are vim and emacs. Notepad is ... well, nothing I would call an editor.
Title: Re: Which IDE is recommended?
Post by: tatsudoshi on April 27, 2011, 07:37:25 AM
So basically any text editor with syntax recognition will do..

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Which IDE is recommended?
Post by: paulheu on April 28, 2011, 04:50:39 PM
NotePad ++ .. IF you must stay in a windows enviroment IMO the easiest solution. And free
Title: Re: Which IDE is recommended?
Post by: deute on April 05, 2012, 05:06:02 AM
is it normal for c programers not to use ide's ?
Title: Re: Which IDE is recommended?
Post by: torne on April 05, 2012, 10:53:39 AM
It's normal for many experienced programmers not to use IDEs, regardless of language. It's also fairly common for experienced programmers to use an IDE, regardless of language. :)

I use an IDE for Java (Eclipse), but not really for any other language.
Title: Re: Which IDE is recommended?
Post by: bluebrother on April 05, 2012, 11:33:13 AM
is it normal for c programers not to use ide's ?

What's normal? Or is the question rather if it's *common* to not use an IDE? ;)

Either way, what torne said: it depends. I've seen both, and I'm using both depending on what I'm doing (and that's not related to the language -- in some cases I use an IDE for C++ code, in others I don't. Sometimes I use both even when working on the same code). The point is that the tool needs to fit your needs for the task, and an IDE doesn't fit for every task :)
Title: Re: Which IDE is recommended?
Post by: Predelnik on July 05, 2012, 08:32:10 AM
I've just put all rockbox code to visual studio and using their IntelliSense feature, it really helps to understand project structure to some point, but other than that IDE is fairly unusable i guess.
Title: Re: Which IDE is recommended?
Post by: whiskers75 on January 01, 2013, 01:57:22 PM
cloud9 IDE (c9.io), online and free.