[Bug 74589] New: Add support for quick and dirty test projects

Casteyde.Christian casteyde.christian at free.fr
Sun Feb 8 17:06:02 UTC 2004

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           Summary: Add support for quick and dirty test projects
           Product: kdevelop
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Compiled Sources
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdevelop-devel at kdevelop.org
        ReportedBy: casteyde.christian at free.fr

Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.2.0)
Installed from:    Compiled From Sources
OS:          Linux

I do not develop great projects, but I often fire an editor to code some small tests programs (test cases / small proof of concept). For such things, I want to use graphical debuggers / good editors as in Kdevelop 3.2, however, being forced to build a complete project with autoconf / automake is a pain.

I can accept all defaults quickly, but on small machines, configure is still very slow, and I'm faster with a simple vim / gcc / run (which are also terribly annoying to use).

Moreover, many beginners do not even understand all this mess and often want to just test something (for instance when they are in learning courses). Kdevelop as is is therefore wasting their time.

Good IDE for beginners is, for instance, RHIDE (but it really doesn't work well under Linux). Therefore, it would be nice to have an option at project creation to bypass all complex stuff and build a small makefile with default build options, and an empty file in it to start coding quickly.


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