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Re: [ide-dev] Cross-platform free Visual Studio

Yeah, but it’s things like quick editors for new languages that really should be part of the open source platform as well. Just the other day I was yearning for a JSX editor (_javascript_ with embedded XML used by React.js). The fact that Xtext is open and a simple editor description language isn't is a bit awkward.

We’ll have to find someone who gets paid to work on Eclipse to do it, or someone who sees the value to do it for their own work enough to do it for that and then contribute it since they’ve already done it or are looking for help. Maybe starting with CodeMirror or Brackets, which must make it easy to add new languages because they support a bazillion of them. At least their model doesn’t require a revenue stream.


From: Fabio Zadrozny <fabiofz@xxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: Discussions about the IDE <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:57 PM
To: Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Discussions about the IDE <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [ide-dev] Cross-platform free Visual Studio

On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 1:42 PM, Mike Milinkovich <mike.milinkovich@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 30/04/2015 12:33 PM, Fabio Zadrozny wrote:

​Well, will get there soon to enable such integrations into Eclipse ;)

Adding a new language is currently already available by creating a single new ".liclipse" file and putting it into the proper place... (

If only it was open source ;)

​ell, what can I say, I do contribute back things from LiClipse to open source (just compare the dark theme from 4.4 to 4.5 and you'll see the difference that LiClipse made there): [Win32] Dark theme: tree must respect the foreground color for items arrows [CSS] Tree/Table selection color should be customizable EGit staging view and commit page are not properly styled [CSS] [Dark] Add support for styling Forms (and apply to dark layout) With the theme set to "Dark", all annotations settings are set to "dark" theme's default settings on start up. Rendering of tabs when hovering using a dark theme makes tab unreadable (CTabRendering)

Now, if only I could make a living from that... (right now the plan is making LiClipse better, and getting a commercial basis to support my work from there -- and from contributions to PyDev which is completely Open Source -- and when/if things do turn out well in LiClipse/PyDev pass some of that to Eclipse -- keep in mind I don't have any corporate support, only my own work).



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