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[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). 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 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 development work-in-progress. 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. To all: 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 invented. Note: I'm old; (well past my Carousel date in Logan's world) ... you're mileage may vary. Cheers, Brian On Thursday 15 November 2007 16:05, Alessandro Manotti wrote: