Ranting about the state of Python IDEs for Windows

G. S. Hayes sjdevnull at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 14 23:56:56 CEST 2004


Carlos Ribeiro <carribeiro at gmail.com> wrote in message news:<mailman.3307.1095171351.5135.python-list at python.org>...
> Now that I'm ranting, I have some ideas to solve this problem. My
> dream is to have a different approach for the window manager -- one
> that not only saves sessions, but is able to manage sessions in a more
> effective way. I would like to have a code editing session, and a
> test-run session, with different layouts (may be with the same tools).
> Everything would be automatically updated upon session switching. A
> button on my taskbar would have me editing my code; clicking on other
> button, and the windows would be automatically repositioned, resized,
> minimized, or reopened, to start the test run.

Some window managers for Unix/X11 will allow you to group windows
together and move/minimize/maximize/etc the windows as a group.  It's
really nice for situations like this.  Virtual desktops can be useful
for organization as well.

Maybe you could ask in comp.os.ms-windows (or a subgroup thereof) if
anyone knows of similar software for your platform; I know that back
in the days when I had to use windows on the desktop I was able to
find software that gave me virtual desktops, focus follows mouse, and
several other UI features I missed from Unix.



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