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« on: April 30, 2010, 12:39:45 pm »
Hi everyone,

I'm trying to use Eclipse as my new IDE.
Does anyone use it wit hsuccess ?

I try to compile sfml with it : nearly done :)
I try the Clock first tuto of SFML : doesn't work :(
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 01:02:34 pm »
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I'm trying to use Eclipse as my new IDE.

You shouldn't, unless you're forced to ;)
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2010, 01:44:03 pm »
Why not ?

The fact is that with C::B, the completion part is horrible (IMHO). And I tried Eclipse with Java and completion is very good, but also :
- refactoring
- code formatting
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2010, 01:52:02 pm »
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I'm trying to use Eclipse as my new IDE.

You shouldn't, unless you're forced to ;)


Yeah, why not ? Eclipse IDE with cdt plugin for C++ is quite good, why shouldn't we use it ?

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2010, 07:51:42 pm »
I haven't used it for a long time, but last time I did it was horribly slow. There are much better IDEs on Windows.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010, 10:22:47 pm »
Well the fact is that I would like to use the same IDE on both OS. C::B is good, but the completion is bad and a few other things are missing I think.

Which one do you suggest ?
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2010, 10:41:06 pm »
I don't mind with c::b code completion, it isn't that bad in my opinion. Hitting ctr+space usually works.

This may not be of big help, but still:
wikipedia Comparison of IDEs
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2010, 12:30:52 am »
Netbeans always worked fine for me.

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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2010, 09:46:17 am »
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Netbeans always worked fine for me

Seconded.  :)
I used to use netbeans while developing J2ME games and I liked it much more than eclipse and eventually got rid of eclipse at all.

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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2010, 12:44:44 pm »
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I haven't used it for a long time, but last time I did it was horribly slow. There are much better IDEs on Windows.


Even if newer versions can't be as fast as Visual C++ or others, the last (3.5) is quite fast though.. Well, that's mainly because it's written in java :D .

I never used netbeans, nor I tried it. I'll check it out someday :) .

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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2010, 01:23:32 pm »
Maybe you'll have problems with the debugger, too (on Windows). You should test it before making your decision.

Anyway, maybe we should now go ahead and talk about the actual errors that you get with Eclipse :)
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2010, 01:56:32 pm »
Some time ago, I installed NetBeans, it was extremely slow, and I couldn't completely deinstall it anymore. Since then I've never been working with it again. ;)

In my opinion, Eclipse is a good IDE, but mainly for Java. Using Windows, you should at least try Visual Studio (the express versions are free), it has a very good compiler and debugger. Knowing how to build MSVC++ projects might be an advantage, if you once plan to distribute code to others. :)
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2010, 02:53:03 pm »
Thanks to everyone for your opinion(s) ;)

In fact, I just wanted the same IDE for Linux and Windows. I used VS a long time ago when no .Net things existed. I'm using C::B today, but I thought it was worse than Eclipse, especially (As I said above) with completion, refactoring, and SVN sourcing at least.

Thus, I tried Eclipse which is good for me. But as I said, I got some problems with it to compile SFML libs and/or to debug a simple C++ program.
Finally, I think I'm gonna use C::B and maybe update my version.

By the way, I can continue to try Eclipse to compile SFML at least if someone is interested  :?:
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2010, 06:17:16 pm »
I used VS, then I moved to C::B because of being free and multi platform. At start, it was a bit complicated, it's not as good as VS obviously. But after a while I got used to it. I modified some preferences to look more like VS. Sometime later I went back with c::b default preferences though.

I use Eclipse and Netbeans for java apps only, that's what those IDEs are made for. I never trusted completely on Eclipse plugins for C/C++ for medium/large projects. I wanted something that is really made for C/C++, that way I'm sure it handles correctly all C++ stuff.
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2010, 10:54:46 pm »
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Using Windows, you should at least try Visual Studio (the express versions are free), it has a very good compiler and debugger. Knowing how to build MSVC++ projects might be an advantage, if you once plan to distribute code to others. :)
If I really once plan to distribute a software, I won't go through dll need matters like here. I do not trust MS anymore with all those packages to add only to get a Hello World running. (BTW, .Net is evil ;))
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