kdevelop (Re: Proposal to plan for "Milestone Releases" on the way to KDE4)

Alexander Dymo adymo at mksat.net
Thu Jan 26 20:11:48 GMT 2006

On Thursday 26 January 2006 02:02, Jaison Lee wrote:
> I think it's just a target audience problem. I've found that most *nix
> coders simply don't like to use IDEs, no matter how good the IDE may
> be. I count myself as one of those. I've honed my development style
> over 2 decades and everything I need to do can be accomplished without
> an IDE. 
This is of course correct, but IDE can at least make you more productive
when you're doing the same things.

> I've tried KDevelop and it seemed OK (altho I had lots of 
> trouble importing my old projects) but it just didn't do anything that
> I needed and couldn't already do, and I balked at the loss of screen
> space and resource overhead.
Ok, please tell us what you usually do.

> On the other hand, I've found that people who code for Windows simply
> love the hell out of their IDEs, so I think that a KDE4 KDevelop
> running on Windows will generate a *LOT* of enthusiasm. I'm sure
> Visual Studio can't appeal to everyone. If I were the KDevelop team I
> would put all my resources into getting it to run as well as possible
> under Windows, and then go trolling for feedback from the huge new
> user base. :)
Yes, we're going to make KDevelop4/Windows. But this will not be a 
primary goal. I hope once kdelibs work well on Windows, KDevelop4 will
work as well.

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