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Date: Fri, 22 Sep 95 20:21:31 EDT
From: FRITZW AT URIACC DOT URI DOT EDU
Subject: Re: IDE for DJGPP?
To: Paul Silver <psilver AT CIS DOT YSU DOT EDU>, djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu

On 22 Sep 1995 09:04:44 -0400 you said:
>Just out of curiosity, does anyone happen to know of an IDE for DJGPP?  I know
>there is a nice one called xwpe for X11R6 but what about DOS/Windows?
>
>I'm trying to escape Borland but haven't felt like it for lack of a nice
>integrated package with an actually easy to use debugger.
>

Yes, this has been a major concern of mine, too.  Sure, DJGPP is the BEST C/C++
Compiler anywhere, but I still use Borlands IDE for my programming.  I think it
would be a VERY worthwhile project to code a good IDE completely in GNU C and
release it under the GNU or DJGPP licence.  No need to bother our good friends
the DJGPP development team for this, though.  Any takers on this project? I'd
be interested in helping out, though my current schedule limits my time greatly
and therefore, at least for a while, I can't take a leading role...
   There certaintly are plenty of decent programmer's editors out there, but I
think it would be a good move to release one in the DJGPP distribution for
those who never owned Borland's products.  Since the goal of Version 2 is to
have DJGPP be totally boot-strapping, it should have its own editor.
   Documentation runs along the same lines.  Once DJGPP supports Win95, a Win95
help format of the docs should be made.  Again, I'd be happy to help out
anybody undertaking this project.

   As for the GNU debugger, a glitzier interface would be a plus.  Right now,
it takes a lot longer to debug a GNU program then a Borland-compiled program,
because, although the GNU debugger compares in capabilities, it is very
difficult to learn (and I'm sick of typing 20 to 30 character variable and
function names, where's my point and click interface? :) Again, I'd be happy to
help out if I could, but somehow I don't think I'm quite skilled enough at
protected mode progrsamming to be of much use... :)
   Anyway, a question, can gdb be used on non-gnu compiled exe's?  As far as I
know, no, but I thought I'd ask anyways...

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