python 3000 IDE? be warned: contentious

Olivier DECKMYN olivier.deckmyn at mail.dotcom.fr
Sat Feb 17 09:16:05 CET 2001


Did you take a look at http://boa-constructor.sourceforge.net/ ?

It might really be a good starting point, isn't it ?

"charles loboz" <phys137 at mailcity.com> a écrit dans le message news:
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> 1. It seems that there are several Python IDEs in which many smart people
> invested plenty of effort. We have WinPython, IDLE (do we still have it ?
> ;-)), ActiveState is coming up with Komodo (build on Mozilla) and I
probably
> missed a few here - apologies. Plus we have commercial ones.
>
> 2. Competition is good, splitting efforts probably less good. And there's
a
> fine line between them.
>
> 3. My abbreviated personal view about technology directions: Win will rule
> the desktop, not only because of it's current popularity - but because it
> has component model.  Linux doesn't have a native object model - which
> creates scalability (in size and functionality) problems for applications.
> Java on Linux will provide the component model but only for the Java
world,
> not Linux.
>
> 4. Good and lasting IDE is about modularity and ease of extension. While I
> applaud the efforts of ActiveState I'm not sure that using Mozilla gives
> enough fuel for the long run.
>
> 5. www.netbeans.org - please, please, please read the whitepaper on that!
>
> 6. Essentially this is an open source IDE for Java - but can be used for
> most anything else. It's highly modular - you can customize/replace editor
> or file system etc (see 5). There is some fantastic stuff there as well as
> plenty of good design. Jython folks obviously are already having a peek at
> it (naturally) - but this could be used for general Python, too. And used
on
> both platforms - NT and UNIX.
>
> 7. I'm not sure how well Netbeans functionality can be blended with
> winpython. but then, i suspect that winpython functionality will blend
with
> .NET anyway.
>
>
>





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