I want to find out an answer for the following question:
which IDE is the best for C++ coding in Linux?
Aside from the mentions above, the one i use ... of course (wink).
I recently stumbled on 'eclipse' which appears to be designed to provide a front end for what ever tools a person might chose to plug into it.
I can't quite tell at the moment as the documentation fonts are about the size of tiny little black ants and the xml that renders them has no config options available from the gui.
But, looking through my magnifying glass they seem quite extensive and to the point. I could just make out mentions of both c++ and java.
I just recently repacked the package(s) from a very buggy knoppix 5.0.1 LiveCD and haven't had a chance to look at it properly, or visit the site. So i hope i'm not to wrong in my impression so far.
But an my initial look was quite promising, every thing else appeared configurable, including the scheme fonts ... menus/editors etc. Just the help/doc facility seemed locked out.
As it was a binary, the flexibility of the gui configuration impressed me. And as the gui documentation/help system, being extensive, is likely a set of xml files, i figure it would just be a matter of looking for where therev'e got them screwed down and doing an edit.
If it is what i seem to think it is at the moment, i can see my self using that package.
On Another Tack:
For a nice smooth designer, The Full Tick (FLTK) might be worth a look.
As smooth as cbuilders' designer. Needs to work with other tools though, editors/compiler etc, as it's just a designer, not an integrated environment. It's configured in a novel way too. Graphically via a set of 'projects' in the 'fluid' directory that hangs off the top level src directory.