KDevelop is a great cross-platform-IDE (KDE project, www.kdevelop.org).
the Ruby-support is not yet usable.
Maybe here are some developers with C++ or Qt experiences who would be
interested in changing that.
What does KDevelop provide?
-A basic Ruby-parser
-A Ruby-debugger (has to be ported to KDevelop 4)
-A very simple C+±API (really, writing plugins for KDevelop is very
-Views for code/class-structure
-Auto-brace (we would only need a small Ruby-patch)
-Speed and a great GUI (compared with Eclipse)
What should be implemented?
-Integration of parsing results into the “declaration usage viewer” (it
provides stuff like code-navigation and class/method-tree, you can look
PHP-implementation: there are a lot of great possibilities, for example
PHP the type of variables and functions is determined (if possible))
-Semantic code-completion (integration of the parsing-results into the
-The porting mentioned above
-Small things like documentation, examples, templates, some kind of
generation, Qt stuff…
When you have tried the C++ or PHP language support in KDevelop 4, you
know, how awesome such features could be.
The tasks could easily be divided. So there is a really good chance to
them implemented if there would be some volunteers. (the developers do
jobs well but they do not have enough man-power to implement support for
the popular languages)
If you are interested: Join us at [email protected] and