11 December 2007

Using Eclipse for X.Org/DRI development

I've never learned to use Emacs. I love vim, but it doesn't scale for me when editing more than three files at the same time or projects with more than one directory. After two years using Eclipse for Python and Windows C++ development, I've been using almost exclusively Eclipse for X.Org/Mesa/DRI development during the last three months.

I think Eclipse is really a pleasant development environment:

Also, the CDT (the C/C++ Development Plugin for Eclipse) folks are now actively working to get Eclipse not only to debug remote applications, but also build remotely, which will greatly simplify testing on multiple software/hardware configurations.

The thing I miss the most is better git integration. Of course, it is advisable to have a big screen and lots of memory.

For those interested, I've wrote some instructions to get you started on the X.Org Wiki.

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