The folks at ActiveState have "freed the dragon". They used to have two versions of Komodo, a "personal edition" which was priced around $29 and was only for non-commercial use and had fewer features, and the fully featured version. With the release of Komodo 4.0, they decided to remove the non-commercial restriction and make the "Komodo Editor" free. Here's a feature comparison of what's in the two versions: Hi Chris- > > This is the sales page that highlights the major differences: > http://www.activestate.com/products/komodo_edit/ed... > > Here's a comparison matrix: > > Feature/capability IDE Edit > ---------------------------------- > Editor * * > Code intelligence * * > Debugger * > Interactive Shells * > Project manager * * > Toolbox * * > HTTP Inspector * > DOM Viewer * > Rx Toolkit * > Code Browser * > SCC * > PDK integration * So this is another entry in the "Ruby IDE" category. I still think I'm going to go with KDevelop over Komodo because of its ability to handle compiled languages and it's freedom, but I'm going to have a hard look at the free Komodo editor at work, where I have quite a bit of Perl code that I might want to port to Ruby. -- M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, FBG, AB, PTA, PGS, MS, MNLP, NST, ACMC(P) http://borasky-research.blogspot.com/ If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given rabbits fire.
on 2007-01-25 17:11
on 2007-01-25 17:25
On Jan 25, 8:10 am, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <email@example.com> wrote: > >http://www.activestate.com/products/komodo_edit/ed... > > Toolbox * * > at the free Komodo editor at work, where I have quite a bit of Perl code > that I might want to port to Ruby. I like the Komodo editor, especially now that it has vi bindings. The debugger got me through several painful sessions of porting Spreadsheet::WriteExcel to Ruby. My main gripe is the goofball project management and "virtual" directories. I'd rather just have an Eclipse style setup, i.e. a base directory where all projects live, and your project's folders and files live on the filesystem under that base directory. Dan
on 2007-01-25 17:56
Daniel B. wrote: > Dan > I have never used Eclipse. I've installed it a couple of times, but never sat down to attempt to actually work with it. It just seems way too complex for me. I do a lot of different one-person projects, so most of the time "vim" is my IDE -- everything else the Linux desktop does just fine. If I were developing for Windows on a professional basis, I'd use Visual Studio for the compiled languages and the full Perl Development Kit for the scripting languages -- that includes Komodo now. But as I've noted before, most likely I'll save the money and go with KDevelop/Quanta/Korundum/Kommander on Linux. It does both compiled and scripting languages, has Rails capabilities, is free as in freedom and as in beer, and has excellent integration with Qt. The Komodo license is just about the same price as a round-trip plane ticket to Pat Eyler's MountainWest Ruby Conference. :) -- M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, FBG, AB, PTA, PGS, MS, MNLP, NST, ACMC(P) http://borasky-research.blogspot.com/ If God had meant for carrots to be eaten cooked, He would have given rabbits fire.