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Favourite Linux IDE?
chris.echoz commented on 24 October 2018 at 5:59 pm UTC

I always use vi or vim if the vi executable is symlinked to vim. It is on my system so I suppose Vim would be the final answer, although there's nothing wrong with just vi.

Guppy commented on 26 October 2018 at 4:29 am UTC

Been using Atom since my last post here ( 2 years ago already? :o ) until recently that is - the editor has just become so slow and unresponsive even on small files. It's properly my fault for loading why too many nifty addons, but that was kind of the selling point of the editor.

I've switched to Visual studio code with the atom dark theme, so far my only complaint (other than having to relearn keyboard short cuts) has been that there does not seem to be any way to get a method/function outline?

Samsai commented on 26 October 2018 at 2:35 pm UTC

Figured I'd also update this thread. I switched to Vim somewhat recently and then proceeded to check out Neovim. Not much of a difference between the two to my untrained eye, but I stuck to Neovim since that's what cool kids seem to be using these days. I've got it configured with Syntastic and YouCompleteMe for basic IDE functionality and I'm quite happy with it, definitely happier than I was with Geany, although Geany is still installed on my systems just in case.

j3kyl commented on 4 November 2018 at 11:32 am UTC

Emacs, VSCode. Java development!

Stupendous Man commented on 30 November 2018 at 8:30 pm UTC

Vim; most programming I do these days are small scripts. Vim with syntax highlighting is perfect for this, and installed on basically all Linux machines and VMs.

SinaCutie commented on 23 December 2018 at 7:30 am UTC

I generally use nano or Kate, these days. I have VSCodium installed though, for when I collaborate with VSCode users (which is rather often).

stan commented on 23 December 2018 at 10:21 am UTC

SinaCutieI generally use nano or Kate, these days. I have VSCodium installed though, for when I collaborate with VSCode users (which is rather often).
That’s interesting, I didn’t know about VSCodium. Too bad there’s no Gentoo package for it. The two overlays that have vscode point to vscode-update.azurewebsites.net so they must have the telemetry etc. I guess VSCodium has the same crazy dependencies as VSCode though, due to Electron.

I recently installed LiteIDE which is dedicated to Go programming; it’s pretty neat, with code completion, documentation, automatic code formating, navigation to definitions etc.

Pikolo commented on 25 January 2019 at 11:45 am UTC

Also a VSCodium user, mainly for C++ and Python, although I fall back to nano if need to hack together a quick bash script.

When I first started developing on Linux, I started with the IDE I'd used in high school. Code::Blocks worked, but was an inferior experience to VisualStudio I had to use at university. So I looked for alternatives. In QtCreator, I triggered a bug in the installation process, commented on a report someone posted about the bug before me, and never tried it again. Does it allow a CMake only workflow now? Last time I checked, it used qmake which I didn't want to bother with. After that, I settled on Atom for ~a year, which worked fine but I couldn't get breakpoints to work. We had VSCode preinstalled on work computers and I found it easier to debug python in, so I switched to that, after finding a telemetry free version.

mirv commented on 7 May 2019 at 12:24 pm UTC

Subtle change for me recently: I was using a mix of emacs and qt-creator, but emacs + ccls (a language server) has completely taken over now. LSP (Language Server Protocol) was actually developed by Microsoft, but is now open, and ccls is basically an implementatino of that. Auto-complete, reference finding, etc, is really fast with ccls compared to inbuilt qt-creator too.

edo commented on 7 May 2019 at 4:15 pm UTC

visual studio code is very cool

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