The version of Vim that comes with Debian 2.0 has been setup real nicely for
color syntax highlighting and stuff. I've come from a windows programming
background as well and was looking for a similar GUI devel environment but
have found Vim real nice and (once you work out the commands) easy to use.
>> Unfortunately I'm a Windows developer by profession but with a
>> hankering to do some Linux work. can anyone recommend a good X based
>> IDE for gcc?? After all I'm used to the likes of VC++ on NT.
>There is one called Guide under development (it's *very* early in the
>development cycle yet - don't expect anything even compilable yet).
>Otherwise, use the tools already available - Emacs has some IDE
>capabilities, but it's not very good at it IMHO. What exactly does an
>IDE give you an advantage with - GUI compunent design is just about all
>there is, and that's available separately. Integrated is almost always
>used as a buzzword - stop using it *now* ...
>A text editor with syntax highlighting (eg Emacs) plus autoconf and make
>is all you need. I don't even use syntax highlighting (vi you know).
>Tristan Wibberley Linux is a registered trademark
> of Linus Torvalds.