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

Erik Dasque edasque@ximian.com
Fri, 18 Jun 2004 11:33:53 -0400

Well, I think that developers are unlikely to drop the development tool 
they like to use another one even if it's arguably better. MonoDevelop 
is shaping up to be a great tool and we like it very much. However, we 
have to make sure that we look beyond MD and provide support to other 
IDEs and that includes Eclipse.


On Jun 17, 2004, at 5:11 AM, Gregory Bowyer wrote:

> 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)
>>> Erik
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> Isnt the focus on getting monodevelop and sharpdevelop ported and 
> working with as many configurations as possible ?
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