Visual Jython idea brainstorming welcome

Markus Wankus markus_wankus at
Tue Jan 13 21:22:55 CET 2004

On 13 Jan 2004 09:36:57 -0800, Victor <forsale2tor at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I had this idea two minutes ago. I am proprosing an idea to build an
> IDE called "Visual Jython" with Eclipse technology. This IDE is
> targeted towards building enterprise client applications running any
> Java platform mostly non-web based clients.
> My background is diversed in UNIX variants, Java and Python. Here are
> something off the top of my head.
> 1. Basically from UI perspective, it will be like as name implied
> "Visual Studio" like.
> 2. plug in architecture
> This IDE should define or use a componenent architecture to plug &
> play component written in Java confining to a Jython Plug in API. For
> instance, we can develop plug in for ODBC, Oracle, DB2, Informix, MQ,
> SAP etc for enterprise uses.
> 3. gluing languag--Jython
> maybe we need funding to support Jython for this matter to make it
> commerical quality.
> 4. .NET integration?
> Should this IDE generate code that can run on top of .NET to attract
> more VB/.Net programmers into this field?
> Welcome comments on features this IDE should have.

You should check out this project - perhaps you are headed in the same 

 From the website:


The eJython project was formed to accommodate two goals. First to provide 
rich scripting functionality to Java developers using Eclipse. The second 
goal is to build a functioning Jython (Java based Python) development 
environment inside Eclipse. The ultimate vision is to realize the 
following requirements.
Provide a view with a Jython interpreter built into the view.
Integrate Jython as a scripting language for complex operations on 
documents open in the Eclipse Editors.
Provide a development environment for developing Jython based projects 
using Eclipse.
Attach Jython to upcoming refactoring extension points to allow developers 
to easily write their own refactoring tools.


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