I have used Komodo since V2.3 or something (for perl/php back then) and have been using it now for about 2 months for rails development. I was also bothered by the issues you described below, but to be honest I think these are the only shortcomings I found (besides some weird (bug?) behaviour with key-sequences from copied snippets, find dialog always going fullscreen... and the price ofcourse, but my employer paid for it) I would also like to see (beside fixes to the below issues) some kind of automatic jumping between controller/view though. I set up my komodo 'toolbox' (besides a bunch of snippets) with shortcuts to view my controllers/models directory, do a diff (using kdiff) with my latest 'clean' version (to get side-by-side diff), to open much used files (like .css), top start the rails console or irb,... With function keys I can switch between my different desktops, that have a firefox, tora, komodo ofcourse, webrick output and a tail of the development.log. I'm running it on linux (that is, at work I'm using cygwin/x on wxp to connect to a linux machine, at home I'm running it 'directly' on linux... both under kde) and have not experienced a slow interface in any way. my 2 cents... Piet. -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jake Pugster Sent: donderdag 18 mei 2006 2:15 To: email@example.com Subject: [Rails] Re: IDE recommendations? Is there anyone here using Komodo Professional for Rails work? Just curious because I can't stand it. I tried it for a week's work and the biggest setback for me is the slow interface. The interface is very unresponsive. The built-in subversion client is a joke, and you can't even do 2-pane diffs. Adding/removing files to the project is also quite a chore, as the application doesn't detect new files in the file system. You have to manually add each one through File | Add File. Another thing about is despite the massive amount of bugs in their online tracking system, Activestate only managed to release a 0.0.1 revision in eight months. "Brian Chamberlain" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... Have you checked out Komodo? (http://www.activestate.com/) It's pretty nice...not sure about auto complete though...
on 2006-05-18 14:24
on 2006-05-18 17:06
I'm surprised that nobody has chimed in suggesting vim yet. If you already know vim give the winmanager plugin a try. I've found that I'm much faster using (G)Vim, the winmanager plugin and yakuake's tabs to handle webrick and "tail -f" my log files than when using radrails, komodo or textmate. Plus Vim 7 has intelligent code completion support for ruby, which is pretty sweet. I think that no matter what you use though, as long as you use it long enough you're going to get really good with it. You know now that I think of it, it would be pretty cool if there was a place on the rails wiki with snapshots and descriptions of people's development environment to see generally how they have things set up. Could be useful for people looking to try out new setup and/or environment. It would also give us "you-can-pry-my-editor-from-my-cold-dead-fingers" kind of people a place to show off :) My $0.02, Rob