Complexity is a common complaint about Eclipse-based tools (not
especially limited to C - development tools). I don't know of any
efforts to overhaul the UI, but I expect that there would be a lot of
interest out there for it. For Wind River's part, we are investigating
creating a stripped-down version of the IDE specifically targeted at
Debugging use cases, but I know we won't be able to get far without
support from the community.
Paul Beusterien wrote:
Hi CDT community,
I'm responsible for the tools strategy at the Symbian Foundation. Like the
Eclipse Foundation, Symbian depends on the contributions from open
source communities to drive its mobile device platform technology
I'm curious if you have any thoughts about one of the challenges we're
facing with understanding/determining the direction for Symbian C++
There are two open source communities vying for the Symbian C++
developer - Qt
Creator and Carbide (based on CDT).
Carbide's investments have been primarily focused on adding features to
give more power to device creators. While it has become very
feature-full, it has also become very complex and hard to learn,
especially for developers that want to just build simple mobile apps.
Qt Creator is a targeted C++ development environment with a big
emphasis on usability. For example, it has rigorous hurdles to add a
button or menu item. Now, it is rapidly adapting to improve its mobile
Thus, we currently have a fragmented C++ developer story at Symbian.
It is unlikely that Qt Creator will ever support the rich set of
features that Carbide currently provides to the power user.
Are there any initiatives will enable CDT based IDEs to lower its
learning curve and better support the needs of a simple C++ application
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