[Mono-list] Re: C# plugin for eclipse

Gregory Bowyer gbowyer@freeshell.org
Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:11:35 +0100

Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> Hello,
>>>I don't know whether we want to limit intellisense to only working if 
>>>Eclipse is running inside IKVM, though. A bridge to the CLR from a 
>>>generic JVM using only JNI but providing the same capabilities as 
>>>IKVM, compatibly, would be the holy grail ;)
>>However you could run a process (read mono application) that the C# 
>>plugin would communicate with and that would tell it what completions 
>>are. This application could be built using some of the engine work in 
>>MD (a GUI less MD engine).
> Exactly, you would have to design an RPC mechanism and run the code
> out-of-proc.
>>>(With regard to your main point, I don't think that anyone would 
>>>dispute that getting the basic, minimum features working is a higher 
>>>priority than the advanced flashy ones, but the question originally 
>>>asked sounded  a lot like "what features do you want?". It's 
>>>unsurprising that the answers focused on advanced features. "I want it 
>>>to *work*" is kind of implied...)
>>Well, I wanted to make sure those requirements were clear (C# 1.0, 
>>platforms, eclipse version and mono/mcs integration.
>>Once we get that working, the community is likely to pick it up and 
>>improve it (debugger, form designer, automatic ice cream machine)
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Isnt the focus on getting monodevelop and sharpdevelop ported and 
working with as many configurations as possible ?