[REBOL] Re: Development rebol scripts on Linux
From: btiffin:rogers at: 17-Nov-2007 15:59
Gentlemen; I don't understand. :)
This has not been my experience at all. Maybe it's because I am more of a fan
of the CLI over the GUI when it comes to development. Actually I should say
a nice CLI inside a nice GUI.
KDE, Konsole and Kate. Beautiful development environment. (It's not
official, but scraping the net I found a Kate REBOL syntax highlighter).
http://lists.kde.org/?l=kwrite-devel&m=111834309909165&w=3 by Roland Hadinger
(completely manual operation getting it installed ... pulled out the XML and
then did the whole reading up on Kate extensions thing to get in plugged in
properly...but it's wonderful).
Konsole for tabs, (minimum 4 REBOL consoles running 24/7. One tab for typing
HELP and SOURCE and thes/def/spell (from dict-demo.r in rebol.org) One for
the Viewtop and wordbrowser, the Desktop Librarian and VID editor, one for
testing View/VID/RebGUI snippets and one (and then more) for running the days
Kate for the pretty colours and project management through sessions, vi for
getting quick things done and tagging (thanks to rtags) for the whole
cross-reference thing. Kate's built in terminal keeps the working directory
in synch with the file being edited. S'all good. Kate even detects when vi
(any external edit) has changed the file and offers reload/ignore.
REBOL staying in the startup terminal is nice. Getting Cygwin running on
Vista (Cygwin console mode...not Cygwin/X) is the only thing keeping me sane
in the Vista environment. rxvt and vi rules. :) (emacs is ok and all, but
I think Richard Stallman has eight fingers on each hand). Bill Joy is
probably a thumb typer like myself.
So if you haven't yet; dump Windows...snag a nice GNU/Linux distro (Debian),
run KDE/Konsole/Kate/REBOL and you may never look back. If you are really
stuck with Windows, then Cygwin your way to pretending to have a real OS
running. :) Nothing like the power of the Unix CLI ... the best IDE ever
Note: I'm old; (well past my Carousel date in Logan's world) ... you're
mileage may vary.
On Thursday 15 November 2007 16:05, Alessandro Manotti wrote: